The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 16, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLP (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY, 16, 1955 State Printing Bill To Be Given Public Hearing Tonight LITTLE ROCK (AP) '— The first state printing bill to hit the Legislature this session will get a public hearing before the House Judiciary Committee at Hotel Marion here tonight beginning at 7:30. Arkansas* piecemeal and long- obsolete staiute^ regulating contracts for governmental- priming and for purchase of stationery and related supplies have been the object of much criticism in the last two years. Rep; J. A. Womack of Ouachita. County has introduced a measure — House Bill 396 — to repeal these old laws and set up regulations and procedures which Womack says would assure the state of getting a proper return for its printing dollar. It is Womack's bill on which the Judiciary Committee, with Rep. am Levine of Jefferson County as chairman, is to get a public airing tonight. Committee Would Head It Womack's bill would set up a State Printing Committee composted of the state's chief fiscal officer, the head of the University of Arkansas' Journalism Department and the president of the Arkansas Press Association. The committee would prepare a printing manual containing specifications governing printing and stationery supplies for two years. A public hearing would be held "on or before" July 15 of each odd numbered year before the manual .was placed in final shape. Any person, printer or otherwise, who believed that the committee had violated any terms of the act "or that the types of the contract to be let are too restrictive or that in any manner the committee has not acted in the public interest or that public money is endangered" could appeal to the Pulaski Chancery Court. The chancery court, or the Arkansas upreme Court on further appeal, could cancel or modify any committee decision. The committee, which would receive only reimbursement of actual expenses and a mileage allowance for attending meetings, would classify all contracts as either general or special. Contracts Explained General contracts would be those the committee considered of such nature as to justify their letting to cover a period of six months, one year or two years — the latter the maximum length which would be permitted by the bill.. Special contracts 'would be those "of such nature as may be let from time to time to cover the particular requirements of the various agencies as they shall arise." The bill spells out its intention that insofar as practical . every separate item of printing or stationery shall be let by a separate contract. One main criticism of operations under the present law has been that Items bearing no particular relation to each other have been included in specifications for the same contract. The secretary of state would be designated — as he now is — as the official to let printing contracts for most state departments and agencies under the regulations and specifications set out by the Printing Committee. However, the University of Arkansas and the state-supported senior colleges would let their own contracts — also under the general supervision of the Printing Committee. Contract letting .dates would be listed in the printing manual, and, besides, would be advertised by newspaper legal notices. Printers also would be notified by mail. The bill provides for a printing auditor and an assistant printing auditor. These employes, to be "practical printers," would advise the Printing Committee and would superintend the carrying out of contracts. The measure outlines some general bidding requirements on certain types of work. Prices Quoted For example it says that "proposals for presswork of all books and pamphlets shall specifically state the price per first quarter- thousand (250) sheets...and the price for any number of additional quarter-thousand." Maximum prices which would be considered in bids would be based on the prevailing price in the Little Rock area. 9 The secretary of state and the other purchasing officials would be required to contract for lower prices than the maximum if possible. The printing auditor would be empowered to purchase any article lot covered by contract "at the least price for which the required article can be obtained." In large jobs, printers would be able to receive up to 50 per cent of contract price in advance. Foreign Students Visit President WASHINGTON UH—President Eisenhower yesterday greeted 34 high school pupils from as many foreign countries, and accepted gifts ranging from a Korean scroll pnintini to a carved replica of a Bnlinese temple. The youngsters are in the United States for the 9th annual New York Herald Tribune Forum for high schools. Eisenhower, an amateur painter, showed particular interest in a folio of Florentine painting reproductions presented by Paolo Filipini of Italy. OSCEOLA NEWS By Bettye Nelle Starr Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Cullom, Sr., are expected home Sunday or Monday after spending two months in Stuart, Pla. Mrs. C. E. Sullenger was hostess to .her two-table bridge club Friday. One-hundred guests attended the Sweetheart Banquet at the Masonic Hall last week given by members of First Christian Church The Valentine theme was carried out in the decorations and refreshments. Red carnations and white stocks tied in with the Valentine Theme. Mrs. Jasper Thomason was hostess Friday to her Canasta Club. All members were present. Mrs. Thomason invitea her guests for luncheon at the Seminole Club. Mrs. Ed Shippen and Mrs. J. W. Whitworth entertained Tuesday morning with a brunch complimenting Mrs. Daisy Collins of Grenada, Miss. Miss Nancy Ohlendorf accompanied by Miss Marjorie Doyle, Misses Mary and Martha Dillard, spent .he weekend in St. Louis. | Miss Sylvia Elias was home from! the University of Mississippi over, the weekend. ! Mrs. J. W. Cartwright compll-: nented her houseguest, Mrs. Dai-i sy Collins, of, Grenada, Miss., with a buffet supper at her home Saturday night. Following the supper, the guests played Samba. Mrs. Christine Crockett spent several days the past week with her brother in Camden. Mrs. Eva Tarver was a guest in Memphis last week of her brother, Hymie Pope, and Mrs. Pope. Mrs. Wirt Steed was hostess to ler bridge club at her home Friday afternoon. Mrs. Elliott Sartain and Mrs. Emmet Dunn were guests. Mrs. Fred Taylor, Jr., was hostess to her bridge club Friday afternoon. Pie and coffee were served. Mrs. E. M. Radcliff was a ruest. - Raymond Cartwright and Vance Oartwright returned home Friday after spending two months in Miami, Fla. Mrs. J. C. Buchanan is a surgical patient in the Methodist Hospital n Memphis. Miss Esther Bindursky of Lepari- to was an Osceola visitor Friday. Mrs. P. D. Johnson, Mrs. Allan Segraves and Mrs. Wirt Steed complimented their son, Phil Johnson, hd daughters, Josephine Segraves, and Mary Virginia Steed, with a Valentine Dance at the Seminole Club Friday night. A Valentine motif was carried out in the decorations. The refreshment table, covered with a white cloth, was accented with red heart* appliqued on starched frosted lace maline and adorned with vivid red satin bows. Red ruffles outlined the cloth in scallop-fashion. Between the scallops, satin bows with cascading streamers set'the theme for the colorful party. Valentine punch was dispensed from a crystal bowl and tiny hearts were seen floating on top. Heart-shaped cookies with sentimental verses outlined on top gave the party an added thrill. At a late hour, a buffet supper was served to the 40 young teen-agers. Mrs. Pat Kinard complimented her niece, Nita Jones, on her 12th birthday when she invited 18 guests Thursday to the Kinard home for a party. The Valentine theme was carried out in the favors, decorations and refreshments. A red and white heart-shaped Dirthday cake centered the dining ;able. Nita was presented a gift corsage by her aunt. Mrs. Charles Wright. Mrs. Charles Stewart and Mrs. Jim Looney complimented a recent bride, Mrs. Lamar Mayo, with a shower and tea Friday afternoon in the home .of Mrs. Wright. Red and white gladioli were arranged in a silver bowl and cen- tred the refreshment table. Thirty-five guests called between two and six. Mrs. Harvey Chapman of Bly- :heville, aunt of Mr. Mayo, Vas the only out-of-town guest. Mr. and Mrs. Q. L. Waddell attended the mid-South gift show at ,he Peabody Sunday and Monday, .heir daughter. Miss Oaye Waddell, loined them Monday and spent the day. Mrs. R. W. Oildrich, of Helena s a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nlchol. Mrs. Gildrich is a former Osceolan. Mrs. W. B. Flanigan was complimented Friday night when her grandson, William B. Edriiigton, and Mrs. Edrington, entertained at dinner in honor of her 83rd birthday. The table was centered with an arrangement of daffodils, tulips and Dutch iriB. Other than the Edrington family guests included Mrs. Flanigan's ;wo daughters, Mrs. Madeline Campbell, Mrs. John W. Edrington, the Rev. and Mrs. William Scroggins, Mrs. John White, Sr., Mrs. J. L. Williams and Miss Mary Elizabeth Balloue. The host* pinned an orchid on ;heir grandmother. Butch Cowan was a weekend guest of his aunt, Mrs. Cliff Tarver, and Mrs. Tarver. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Cowan Joined the group on Sunday and visited Mrs. Cowan's father, C. Y. Green, who is a patient at the Memphis Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital. TOMQGROW- f 6£TA NCWAVTOMATtC GAS ctothes (fryer! BOB HOPE o. udi. r or in "THE SEVEN LITTLE FOYS" Color by T«hnk»f«r-A Paramount VI5TAVI11ON Pin Ik Min to m the nuny makes of ititomitic Cr*\ ctothci 4rj«t 0ow oo di»pUy. End clothes-line wornei! GREAT IDEA, HOPti! An automatic GAS clothes dryer cuts washday work In half. Gone arc the days of lifting and lugging...of stretching and stooping to hang the family wash. With an automatic Gas doilies dryer, you simply toss in the rinsed clothe*... jc( the controls... and that's all. Minutes later, you take out the softest, fluffiest, sweetest-smell ing wash you've ever done. You see, Gas dries clothes faster than Hope's California sunshine... faster than any other fuel. What's more, you an dry clothes day or night... rain or shin*. To top it all, the cost of drying clothes with Gas is only pennies a day. This week, stop in ant) choose your new automatic Gas clothes dryer. Only Gas Ark-Mo Power Co. gives you such modern automatic appliances Joiner Is Site Of Legion Meet Fifth District Will Convene At Speck Grider Post JOINER — Joiner American Legion Post 319 will be host to the fifth district meeting Sunday at the new Legion Hut. Registering will begin at 10 a.m. Lunch will be prepared by the Progressive Club and be served at the Hut at 12:30. About 175 guests are expected to attend. Malcolm Ralph of Joiner, commander of the Speck Hughes Post, Trcff ic Tickets Nil in San Antonio SAN ANTONIO, Tex 1*1 — This a motorist's paradise. Police have run out of tickets for parking violations and a new supply isn't expected from St. Louis for a few more days. Until they get here, no parking tickets are being handed out. ERECT YOUR OWN "TRUSSlfSS" Wonder Building DO IT YOURSELF! Don'i ipcnii * lot of money hsv. ing a complicated building erected when you can erect lour own Wonder Building with • wrench and icrewdriver. The only fastening ii « tingle liic nut »nd bolt. Many lim up to 60' wide. The mojt amazing development in the building induitry. Jack Robinson Implement Co, 500 E. Main Ph. 2-2371 will Introduce Marshall Bltickurd, fifth district commander from Blytheville, who will have charge of the program. Other guests will be Ned Mallory, state welfare chairman, from For- rest City, and Abe Diiviilson, state commiindcr. train Marvell, Ark. SAVU1) KOKTKKSS A ditch filled with thistles saved a fortress in Scotland from Danish Invasion 111 the reign of Malcolm II and. in gratitude for the escape, Ihe thistle was adopted us the national emblen. of Scotland. 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