The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 3, 1955 · Page 5
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1358 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Severe Cold Hits Eastern Half Of United States STEELE COUNCIL, MAYOR — Steele's civic government is in the hands of Aldermen John D. Holt and Floyd Smith, Mayor Charles Bates, Wa- ter and Street Commissioner Carl Sheeley and Aldermen J. R. Kinningham and A. J. Shelton. (Fhoto by Yeager) City of Steeie Finds Its House In. Order on Review of Program. By H. L. YEAGER STEELE — The city of Steeie owes a total of $61,000 in bonded indebtedness and has sinking funds totaling $40,232.92 in anticipation of the bonds as they become due and payable. These items were pointed to by George K. Reeves, of Caruthersville, attorney for the City of Steeie, Tuesday evening as he reviewed the annual auditing report at a regular meeting of the council. Mr. Reeves stated, "Steeie is one of the most substantial and progressive towns its size I know of. Its finances are consistently in good condition." Attorney Reeves met with the council in respect to other important matters. At the January meeting of the council, Alderman A. J. Shelton had reported on what appeared to Commodity And Stock Markets— N«w York Cotton (1Z:3I quotations) Mar 3«5 3467 34G2 May ......... 34J7 349fl 3454 July 3515 3520 3515 Oct 3521 3526 M18 Dec 3521 3527 3521 New Orleans Cotton Mar 34G2 34D3 3459 May July Oct Dec .. 34M 3517 3521 3524 3495 3519 3524 3326 3-192 3517 3519 3524 Chicago Soybeans Mar May July Sept 27SV B 281',2 276 277! 4 273'', 274' 4 256 3 1 358 Chicago Corn Mar ... 1544s 154'i May ... 15G'/a 156^ Chicago Wheat 278'; 275'j 272!: 154 156 be irregular handling of an arrest and subsequent fine. At that meeting Mayor Charles Bates asked the councilmen to act as a committee to investigate the claim. At the meeting Tuesday night the matter was amicably straightened out and was further supported by a review of the law pertaining- to duties of officers by Attorney Reeves. Incidently, in the interim the the circumstances were intensified a bit by a few citizens who expected ''fireworks" at the February meeting. Support Voted Mayor Bates stated, "I favor that "official duties be performed and transacted according to the law outlined." He was given an unamimous vote of support by councilmen. Mayor Bates concluded, "Those who do not handle their official duties according to law should haye their resignations ready." It was a statement of policy and not especially in reference to the Immediate case. The most important plan of the city this year is to survey and start improved sewage facilities for a steadily growing city of 2,700 population. The need is at hand to extend sewage lines and a disposal plant is in the offing. The sewage plant and improvement the council has in mind is considered expensive In that It will cost around $100,000. Plans are to proceed with such Improvement at the nearest date that arrangements can be made. The water system has been one to involve most of the city's effort and funds in the past. It has reached an investment of $135,000.00. Water mains have been extended to serve all areas of the city. New equipment is continually required in the water system to re[ place equipment wearing out. A '81','»I recent well cost $30,000. One of 3465 3499 3515 3526 3527 3463 3495 3519 3524 277'i 274V 258 Mar May 230 227 229 >/j 226!/e 230*1 221 5 /i the late replacements is the chlorine machine. Over one-half of the city's expenditures in the past have been in the water department. 510,000 Street Paved The city is well up on a program of building street crossings, graveling all alleys, black-topping -and maintenance of pavement. Around SIO.OOO was spent last year. The new bridge on Main Street across the drainage ditch was an improvement completed last fall at a cost of $17,000. New York Stocks A T and T Amer Tobncco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester Republic Steel Socony Vacuum Stud-Pak The fire department investment is appraised at $10,000. 176 1-8 The city ball, built in 1948 at a cg 1.4 j cost of approximately $12,QQQ, pro- 52 1-2 Vitlp5 > offices for city officials, and 11-1 3-4' undei " the same roof for the public gfj j library, the jail, and rest rooms 49 5-8' * or k°th men ant * women - The fire 98 1-8 81 3-4 33 3-4 department building is annexed. All streets are marked and all houses numbered. This came along .36 i.8i' wlth t!lc graduation o/ the city to 83 3-8 i seconcl class rating and jnaugra- 53 3-8 • tion of cit y ma " delivery in 1952. 12 7-8 j Free Garbage Service Standard of N J 1161-8J The city provides garbage and Texas Corp 89 3-4 j trash collection with a truck on Sears 79 1-8 j daily schedule at no added cost U S Steel 78 5-8 j to residents. I The parking 1 meters installed on a percentage basis paid out last yenr. The income from meters last month was over $250. are for construction of a rock wall at the back. The park planning includes rest rooms and a band stand and seats. Two large additions to the city are recent, the Factory Addition and the Garrett Addition. Residents are mostly home owners. The city's tax rate is $1.85. the lowest rate of towns this size or larger in Pemiscot County. The city's business has a turnover of $32,821. Nine are regularly employed excluding elective officials. Steeie is an agriculture town, except for the box factory which employs from 75 upward. Three cotton gins and two bean elevators are within the city limits. The Saunders Mills, dehydrating alfalfa, has one mill within the city and one near the city. It is a part of their string of mills from Ohio to California. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A flow of arctic air extended over broad areas of the nation today from the Mississippi Valley to the Atlantic Coast with the most severe cold in the northeastern section. Naw York City, ' after the season's first heavy snowfall, 3.7 inches, yesterday, shivered in temperatures that edged near zero early today. It was 1 above zero, the coldest day In New York since Jan. 31, 1948, when the mercury dropped to zero Snow fell over wide areas of the East yesterday, with falls reported from eastern Kentucky to southern New England. The fresh snow measured up to 5 inches In some areas. Temperatures stayed below ezro all day yesterday in sections of New England and New York state. Today's freezing: line extended! - - . southward to the northern Gulfj Organized in Pine Blutt states. But the Gulf coast escaped j the blast of icy air and early morn-1 ing readings ranged from the 50s Bill Proposed To Abolish Quorum Courts LITTLE ROCK (ffi — Abolition of county quorum court was proposed today by Rep. John Bethell of Prairie County, Bethell would, substitute the sometimes unwieldy quorum court with a smaller board of supervisors which would take over the court's tax levy powers. , The board would be. composed of one representative of each city, incorporated town and school district in the county and four members elected from the county at large. Bethell submitted a proposed constitutional amendment for the change. If both Senate and House approve, the proposal will be voted on at the 1956 general election. Quorum courts are composed of all justices of the peace, which are elected on the basis of one for each 200 voted cast in the last preceeding- general election. The courts levy county taxes, Pro-Segregation Group to near 70. SENATE Continued from Page 1 allowed under law. Only Sen. Dene Lee of Hope spoke against the bill, contending that it would penalize all treasurers for the abuses of a few. Water Bill Amended An attempt was made by Sen. Marvin Melton of Jonesboro to make h i s controversial water rights law more palatable to many opponents. Melton amended the bill to strike out those sections which said, any man already using surface water would have priority on any water allocated under the bill. Opponents have contended that this provision favored the wealthy few who already have built such water use facilities as irrigation systems. "Under this amendment, we'll all start even," said Melton. "I think it increases the chances for the bill to pass." The House passed 59-15 a bill to hold school elections in November on the same date as general elections. School elections now are held in March. If the Senate and Faubus approve the bill, there apparently will be two school elections this year — one in March and one in November. The bill was introduced by Rep. C.L. Durrett of Union County. FAUBUS Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111 tfn — (USDA1—Hogs 7,500; mostly steady; bulk. choice 180-220 Ib 17.2575: choice No. 1 and 2 17.85-00; Ib The city owns a street main- taincr, a tractor and mower. Planning for the urgent needs 22t)-240 Ib 16.75-17.50; 2-10-270 in and requirements within the city Ifl.T.V.'fi.W .low J7.00; 280-325 Ib j nas not bcen t ; 1P on j y concern ol 15-50-75; 150-170 Ib 10.75-17.75: sows t - nc clty officials. The city has 400 Ib down 15.00-50; heavier sows purchased the vacant lots on West 13.25-14.75: boars steady 10.00- Main street between the Cameron 12.50. Cattle 1,500, ;alves 500; about stcruJy; CO\VK utility nnd commercial 11.00-13.00; dinners and cutters malnlv !J.00-11.00; utility and commercial bulls 13.00-14.50; utility and commercial bulls 13.0014.50; dinners and cutters 9.5012.50; good and choice vcalers 2-100-31.00; prime to 33.00 ;com- mercinl and low good 18.00-24.00. CHINESE Continued from Page 1 sources who should know what Is happening behind t h c .scenes, would prefer to make n flght-or- dlc stand for the Tnchons. The Mime sources gave the Impression that the United States had agreed to assurances about Quemoy nnd Mat.su but then had backed down. An increasing number of people here were beginning to think that Washington was not bringing the situation to a hcnd because of possible moves elsewhere U> persuade the Chinese Reds to let a pullout from the Tochons go unchallenged. An undcrstnndlnff on this point would avoid thn risk of a cjwh between the Reds *»<! "i« U.a. 7th fleet. Market and Johnson building In the a bsence of "court house" square, these almost centrally located lots are to become n public park this year it plans materialize. The huge pile of highway blocks now seen at the back of these lots Continued from Page 1 boro, the prime sponsor of the water control bill. yesterday amended it to strike out that provision which guaranteed to surface users of water a priority right under ,any water control act. Faubus said today .that he thought this amendment vastly increased the chances for passage of the Melton bill. The governor met yesterday with a delegation of municipal officials ! who sought his support for a bill which would divert about three million dollars annually from the highway construction fund to the municipal ,aid fund. The Highway Department has opposed the bill, which has passed the House and is now before the Senate. Asked what he thought of the measure, Faubus said, "It's the same old story that you get from every state agency — they need more money. While there's no doubt that they do need more funds we must balance the need against the available revenue." Faubus said that he would try to arrange today a meeting with Highway Department officials to discuss their stand on the bill. Th* Lasting ft iff Thrill! OIOOH no* from am aKwhm gHl otior Nationalists Angered TAIPEH. Formosa (IP) — London reports that Red China might agree to an unwriten cease-fire , in the troubled Formosa area in exchange for the Chinese Nationalist islands of Matsu, Quemoy and the Tach- ens produced angry reaction today. here LITTLE ROCK \fft — An organization to promote continued segregation of the races in Arkansas was incorporated here today by three residents of Pine Bluff. The articles of incorporation for White America, Inc., were filed in the office of Secy, of State C. G. fCrip) Hall. The articles stated that the purpose of the organization is to "promote, sponsor, foster and encourage segregation of the Ne- ^ro and white races by every lawful means." Minnie Baugher, Pioneer Resident, Dies at Home Mrs. Minnie B. Baugher, 83, pioneer resident of Blytheville, died yesterday at her home at 111 South llth Street following an illness of about two years. Funeral arrangements were incomplete today but Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Shawneetown, 111., Mrs. Baugher had lived in Blytheville since 1906. She is survived by four sons, Roy Baugher of Blytheville, Ira Baugher of Greenville, Miss., Louis Baugher of Manila and Ted Baugher of Holland, Mo.; two daughters Mrs. Nora Bradford of Watsonville, Calif., Mrs. J. H. Hughes of Blytheville; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Davis of Blytheville and Mrs. Henry Adams of Hayti. Brother of Local Woman Passes Jeff Harrison, brother of Mrs. C. R. Collins, Blytheville, died lasi night in Memphis. Funeral services are to be held tomorrow in Memphis. Week's Fourth DeathReported In Arkansas Undated Arkansas Fatalities By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas' fourth accidental death of the week was reported yesterday with the death of Roy Farmer, 68, of near Marmaduke. Farmer was injured Saturday when he was struck by a car on a highway near Marmaduke. He died at a Faragould hospital. Arthur Rogers, 41, of Piggott was killed when a tractor on which he was riding jack-knifed. A second passenger, Shelby Crawford, was injured. Crawford, was taken off the critical list today. Poplar Bluff, Mo., hospital attendants said. The accident occurred near Piggott just below the Missouri line. Christopher Eason, 14-year-old Negro, was injured fatally at Pine Bluff Monday when his five-year- oJd brother, William Harvey, shot him accidentally during a game of "cowboys and Indians." The gun, a .25 caliber pistol, belonged to the boys's father, the Rev. W. M. Eason. G. 6. Coie Dies; Rites Tomorrow Joiner Girl In Baylor Play Sherry Kaffa. daughter of and Mrs. Leonard Kaffa at Joiner, is appearing in the chorus of "A Different Drummer' at Baylor Uni- Rev. G. B. Cole of Clarendon, brother of Mrs. E. O. Adams, Blytheville, I versity. died last night. [ The production is scheduled to run Funeral services will be held to-1 Feb. 14-19 at Baylor Theater, Waco, morrow at 10 a.m. in Clarendon. Texas. U.N. (Continued from Page 1) the conference proceedings will b* published. To guard against the propaganda exchanges which have Impeded 10 many postwar international conferences, the rules also provide that reports will be "presented only from the scientific and technical points of view" and that the President "may call a speaker to order if his remarks are not relevant." Soviet Plans Report Hammarskjold also sent with the invitations an announcement that the Soviet, Union plans to report to the conference on "the U.S.S.R.'s first atomic power plant for industrial purposes and methods of developing atomic power." The Russians say they began operating such a plant, generating 5,000 kilowatts of electricity last summer. The United States already Is producing electricity at two small experimental plants, one at the AEC's reactor testing station in Idaho and the other at Oalc Ridge, Tenn. The XT. N, General Assembly called for the conference, in a resolution adopted unanimously last Dec. 4 as the outgrowth of President Eisenhower's "atoms - for peace" speech a year earlier. Alliance Still Planned , ROME, MVrTurklsh Prime Minister Adnam Menderes declared today his government will go ahead with its mutual defense alliance with Iraq despite the opposition of other Arab League countries. 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