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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 21, 1955
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PAGB TWO BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER HEW! House Hearing Vote on Postal Pay Increase Six P«r Cint Minimum Hike I* Called for in Bill By B. L. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON W) — A ISO-million-dollar pay raise for postal workers headed toward a House vote today. In advance of House action, President Eisenhower said_. he would view with "sravest apprehension" , any further additions to the 7 J /2 per cent average Increase provided by the postal pay bill. He noted that the postal increase will set the pattern for 1,200,000 civil service employes. This bill is still in committee. The President's views, contained in a letter Saturday to Chairman Murray (D-Tenn) of the House Post Office Committee, clearly implied a probable veto of any big' ger increase. They also underscored a statement last week by Chairman Philip Young of the Civil Service Commission that the government cannot a/ford more. It already faces the need of financing government- wide employe benefits totaling more than a billion dollars a year, he said. These are raises and other benefits proposed and pending. The House pay bill called for a minimum 6 per cent and an average T/b per cent raise. It also reclassified pay schedules, with higher new pay grades for some 300,000 carriers, clerks and mail truck drivers. The administration had proposed a 5 per cent minimum and «i/ 2 per cent average pay hike. But as the bill came before the House, strong opposition developed among members favoring among other things a 10 per cent figure approved by the Senate Post Office Committee. The Senate, in recess today, will consider Its own proposal later in the week. The House bill was called up by amendments barred. Kep. Moss (D-Calif), leader of the bigger-increase forces, said before the House acted that he was "quite confident" it would vote for the right to offer amendments. STORMS (ConMnued from Page M tornadoes in Arkansas history. Three years ago today a twister hammered 10 Arkansas Counties and killed US people. Hardest hit was tiny Judsonia in White County where 21 were killed and 150 Injured. Areajs Jn Faulkner and Conway counties north of Little Rock caught ttie brunt of yesterday's damage. At Plumerville in Conway county between Mordlton and Conway wind knocked two houses off their foundation*. The occupants, the families of BUI Stacks nnd Clark Nichols, escaped Injury. Three barns and a chicken house were demolished. Several other .houses and buildings were damaged by the wind and by falling trees. Two houses were demolished at Needs Creek in north Faulkner County and one of them produced the storm's only injury. Mrs. J. J. Hightower suffered a slight back injury when the storm caught her in her h ouse. The house was smashed. Other members of the family were in the cellar and were not hurt. Houses Damaged Three other houses were damaged seriously and five slightly at Needs Creek and two houses, were destroyed at Friendship Valley near Needs Creek. Ted Hiegle, Faulkner County Red Cross disaster chairman, visited the areas after the storm. He and residents of the area said they thought it was R tornado. High winds and driving- rain lashed four Logan County towns. A barn, a chickenhouse and a garage were destroyed at Crossroads, near Paris. About 3.000 baby chicks died when the chicken- house was smashed. Paris, Sublaco and Scranton also Were hit and reported some damage with several trees down. Two housed at Hope were smashed by falling trees. High winds left the streets littered with fallen trees and broken limbs. As the squall line swept further eastward, two houses were reported knocked off their foundations In Craighead County in northeast Arkansas. They were at Valley View, about .seven miles south of JoneKboro, and at dwell, 18 miles south of Jonesboro. Quitman and Guy in Faulkner County also reported wind damage. The heavy rainfall swelled Arkansas streams and washed out at least one bridge. A bridge across Rock Creek in rural Johnson County was washed out when a privately owned dam at King's Canyon, eight miles Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton (1I:3» u»UU>n» May 3345 3367 3345 3367 July 3375 3393 3373 3393 Oct 3385 3402 3383 3400 Dec 3399 3410 3391 3412 New Orleans Cotton May 3345 3362 3345 3360 July 3370 3390 3370 3390 Oct 3379 3400 3379 3395 Dec 3393Z3410 3393 3407 Chicago Corn Mar .... 141% 143 141% 142T, May .... 144 145M, 143% 144% Chicago Soybeans Mar .... 256 259 256 25T.i May .... 249% 2621i 249% 251'2 July 247 247'/l 245'/, 247 Sept .... 239 239% 238! 2 239% Chicago Wheat Mar .... 217 219',i 21614 21S May .... 212 213 210 212'/, New York Stocks A T and T Amer Tobacco Anacondu Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Stud-Pak Standard of N J Texas Corp Sears U S Steel ... 119 7-8 ... 65 1-8 ... 55 1-4 ... 128 1-4 ... 68 1-4 ... 117 ... 49 7-8 ... 94 3-8 ... 7« 3-4 ... 35 ... 37 ... 83 1-4 ... 41 1-2 ... 51 3-4 ... 12 3-4 ... Ill 1-4 ... 89 7-8 ... 79 3-4 ... 78 3-8 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARS, HI. uei— (DSDA) — Hogs 9,500; higter; bulk choice 180-220 ib 17.00-35: choice No. 1 and 2 17.50; highest since Feb. 16; 220-240 Ib 16.7517.00; 240-270 Ib 18.25-75 ; few 16.85; 150-170 Ib 16.50-17.00; sows 400 Ib down 14.50-15.25; heavier sows 13.25-14.25; boars 9.5012.00. Cattle 5.000, calves 700; fully steady on few good steers and heifers at 21.00-24.00; cows utility and commercial mostly 12.00-14.00; canners and cutters 9.58'12.00; Is utility and commercial 13.0014.50; canners and cutters 9.5012.50; vealers prime 29.00; good and choice 21.00-27.00; commercial and good 16.00-21.00. RUSSIA (Continued from Page 1) money. Then they were untied, and she waited for somebody to show nterest. Now the leftover 1953-54 rubles are going fast, and the Soviet government has pledged another four million for this year. U.N. Helps Half the rubles on hand already have been allocated for projects to be carried out by the Technical Assistance Administration and the Food and Agriculture Organization. The rest is expected to be used in projects of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, for which allocations still are pending. The aid program is run jointly by the U.N. and s-ven specialized agencies, including FAO and UNESCO. Its allocations are made by the Technical Assistance Board, which gathered here today for a 10-day, private session. The board will assign 1956 targets for spending in countries to be aided. Negro Deaths Hubert Woodin Funeral services for Hubert Woodin, 58, will be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow In Caston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in ML. Zion Cemetery. He died Friday at his home on South 14th Street. Surviving are his wife, Willie Woodin; and one brother. Fountain Woodin ol Caruthersville. CRASH (Continued from Page M tions on what to do in case of a crash," Browning related. "They said to put your head down between your knees. And I did that when I felt the vibration. The next thing I knew I was lying on the ground about 15 feet from the plane." Cause Unknown Young: Browning was "n route to visit relatives at Harrison, Ark. B. H. Mays, of Gushing, Okla., another passenger, said he didn't know what happened. "The first thing I knew I was out on the ground," Mays said The dead Included Stanley Grzankowski, 64, Detroit, assistant Wayne County prosecutor for 18 of the last 20 years. He was en route to Springfield oh private business. Reported in critical condition was J. R. McKnight, a prominent Chicago patent attorney. At New York, an American Airlines spokesman said: "Airlines officials emphasize that there is no way of knowing at this time what caused the accident." He said company officials from Tulsa, Chicago and New York had been dispatched to the scene and would join "in the investigation which will be conducted by the Civil Aeronautics Board." Darkness and Mud Rescuers had difficulty finding the plane in the darkness. Then the mud stopped approaching vehicles, and the rescuers had to walk. A highway patrol car finally reached the plane and its radio was used to call for ambulances and doctors. But the car's motor gave out, adding to difficulties. It was 2J4 hours before the first ambulance reached a hospital with some victims. Fifteen ambulances were used. The stewardess, Miss MacUJ. 23, joined the airline in 1953 after attending Loyola University of Chicago. Capt. Pripish began flying with a charter service in Milwaukee in 1935. He was a flying Instructor 4'/ 2 years during World War II. He has been with American Airlines since 1944. A big American Airlines plane with 60 passengers and six crewmen nosed into the ground in an emergency landing at Chicago yesterday. No one was injured. The nose wheel of the DC7 collapsed. There was no evidence of fire around the plane, which rested on its belly. The wings were ripped off and the engines Jay about 300 yards to the rear of the fuselage. None of the survivors were able to stand. A daylong rain had muddied the field. Carried to Ambulances A fire truck and ambulances got stuck. The rescuers walked to the scene. Some victims were carried as much as half a mile to ambulances. The fuselage was crumpled bt falrlv intact. Firemen chopped a hole' into the pilot's compartment and other rescuers climbed inside the fuselage through the open passenger door. The pJnne was en route from Newark, N. J., to Tulsa, Okla., and had made stops at Syracuse, Rochester, Detroit, Chicago and St. Louis. Among the survivors were John G. Pundt, a Dallas, Tex., oilman. and Roy Britton, president of the Carroll Oil Co., Ada, Okla. They were returning to Ada after a trip to Chicago. Both were hospitalized. The identified dead included: Richard Padek, 3-year-old son of north of Clarksville, broke. The darn was owned by George C. Vance. Johnson County Judge Garner Taylor estimated the loss at $2,000. Crooked Creek at Harrison was reported at Its ' ighest level since 19-15. The two-inch rainfall yesterday, however, did not swell the -;reek t,o flood sta^e. The state's heaviest rainfall reported yesterday was 2.82 inches at Jasper in Newton County. KOOIVENT ALUMINUM AWNINGS FOR CALL NOW Ph. 3-4293 FREE ESTIMATE SMITH AWNING CO. EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone 2-2*15 FUEL OIL G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. — "I Sell That Stuff" _ V Phone 2-2089 v Visit C»nny'i Conoco Jtrvie*, Aih It Division PACKAGED ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM Guaranteed Quality We manufacture our own High Quality Ice Cream KREAM KASTLE DRIVE IN Rural Baptist Pastors Invited To Ridgecrest The rural Baptist pastors in Mis- ssippi County are invited to attend the second annual convention-wide rural church conference, June 2-8, at Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly, Ridgecrest, N. C., according to Rev. John D. Gearing, associat»onal missionary cf Mississippi County. The conference, which is sponsored by the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board, will be held in conjunction with the Home Mission Week at the assembly. Representatives from all agencies of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Baptist pastors and missionaries will participate in the Ridgecrest conference. ELECTION (Continued from Page 1) voting. Richard Cromer of Osceola was named to the Zone Three post succeeding the late G. B. Seagraves. The term has four years to run. Incumbent C. F. Tompkins of Burdette was re-elected to the Zone Two position. Elected to school board positions were the following unopposed contestants: Luxora — A. B. Rozelle, 5-year term; Shawnee — Calvin Williams, 5-year term; Armorel — W. E. Hagan, 5-year term; Manila — Mrs. V. B. .Osborne, 5-year term; Dell —C. W. Garrigan, 5-year term. Wilson — L. W. Chandler, 5-year term; Keiser — Lewis Wilbanks, 5-year term; Etowah — Lloyd C. Shelton, 5-year term; Brinkley — E. M. Bourland, 5-year term; Mississippi County District No. 55 tBondsville) — Bryan M. Bonds, 5-year term; C. R. Lester, 3-year term; Leachville — L. D. Keith, 5-year term; Blytheville — Alvin Huffman, 3-year term; John Cau- difl, 1-year term; Burdette — Hoi- Ms Jumper, 5-year term. Charles Lutes Escort Charles Lutes of Blytheville will serve as an escort to one of the members of the royalty for the Arkansas State College Agri Club's festivities May 13. Ted Padek, Tulsa, Okla. The r ath- er was among the injured. Stanley Grzankowski, Detroit. Copilot J. E. Walker, Chicago. AUXILIARY (Continued from Page l» fourth grades. Twelve books were bought and presented to school libraries as results of attendance contests. Mrs. Newton Whltls, Mrs. Albert Taylor and Mrs. Pride worked on this project. A total of 86 hours were spent. Mrs. I. R. Coleman. civic chairman, reported that the Auxiliary has provided volunteer workers for Community Chest Drive, TB X-ray, Christmas seal sales, Heart Fund and office work at the Red Cross. Two members gave talks at PTA meetings and at rural schools explaining the Salk polio vaccine. A total of 122 hours were contributed in coperation with community agencies. Mrs. James Roy, legislative chairman, reported she concentrated most of her efforts toward the passage of ,a bill laying the groundwork for the establishment of the Arkansas Children's Colony for mentally retarded children. This bill was one of the first signed by Gov. Orval Faubus after almost unanimous passage In both Houses. Mrs. Roy also reported that she worked with the Arkansas Council on Children and Youth and the Junior Bar Section concerning: the passage of a bill establishing a juvenile or children's court. Carrying out their policy of being self-supporting, the Auxiliary is operating for the second year a Thrift Shop, where used clothing and household articles are sold each Saturday. Junior Auxiliary members spent 1,025 hours as sales clerks in the store. Mrs. Bob Warren is chairman of the project. The annual fashion show,. held each Fall, is the group's principal source of revenue for their child welfare projects. Mrs. Blan Heath was chairman of last year's show and reported that members worked 1,468 hours on this event. Mrs. Ben W. Harpole, Jr., served this year as president of the group. She is succeeded by Mrs, W. T. Rainwater. Bragg City .Student On Livestock Team Y. B. Jones of Bragg City, Mo. is one of the six members of Arkansaw State College livestock Judging team, which swept laurels last weekend in the quarterhorse division of the National Judging Contest at Oklahoma City. The team placed sixth in the field of 17 in overall smoring. Cinemascope at Its Best With Stereophonic Sound! Listen to KI.CN at 10:10 a.m and 4 p.m. for Ritx & Roxy Program Announcements MONDAY and TUESDAY 2Olh Certfury-fo KIRK BELLA GILBERT DOUGLAS • DARVi • ROLAND THE Coming Soon to Ritz : 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" With James Mason & Kirk Douglas "A Star Is Born" with Judy Garland & James Mason "Hit The Deck" With Jane Powell & Tony Martin ATTENTION LADIES l-39c Pot Flower for Ic With Each $3.00 or More Purchase! EGGS, Large ..,.,.,.,..1 Doz. 89o CANOVA BLACK PEPPER, Pure Ground 4 01. can 28o 2 S-oz. FLAVORING, 1 I.emon or I Vanilla, Reg. 18o e> Z5c TURNIPS & TOPS nr COLLAR!) GREENS IDs SWEET I'OTATOKS Hu. J1.99 5 It). B»l 29c POTATOES, No. 1 10 111. Btf lie PURE SORGIIl'M MOLASSES Qt. 69c V4 Gal. SUH GLADIOLA CAN BISCUITS 3 Cam 29o Save 75% on Your Garden FRESH CABBAGE PLANTS 4 Bern. 4ta KHESH ONION PLANTS 4 Bchs. 49c SEEn POTATOES 100 Ib. B«l J2.79 Complete Slock of Bulk Garden Seed & Plants— Also I.awn Seed & Fertilizer! BIYTHEVILIE CURB MKT. Open till 10 p. m. Every Night ' 7954 Cotton Ginnings Set At 73,594,166 WASHINGTON W 1 )—The Census Bureau reported today that cotton ginned from the 1954 crop totaled 13,504,166 running bales. This compared with 16,317,126 from the 1953 crop. The reduction reflected a cutback in production made under a federal crop control program. Included in the glnnings were 40,949 bales ot American-Egyptian type cotton compared with 64,527 In 1953. The average gross weight per bale of cotton, excluding liners, was 502,9 pounds compared with 304.5 in 1953. The number of gin- neries operated for the 1954 crop was 7,065 compared with 7,141 in 1953. Ginnings by states for the 1954 and 1953 crops, respectively, included: Arkansas 1,347,344 and 1,527,205. YALTA (Continued from Page 1) ings. DuJles and his aides had anticipated a political uproar in the United States. Some informed officials say, however, they had not expected as much of a kickback as they got from abroad. A few months after the Republican administration came into power in January 1953, Congress appropriated funds for publication of secret wartime conferences. Compilation and editing of the papers is well advanced but not completed. Associates said Dulles may now find it impossible to finish the publication with whatever funds remain. Since congressional leadership has changed hands, he would not expect to be able to get additional funds from the present Congress. Or he may decide, apart from the question of funds, that the effect of the releases on U.S. international relations is an overridjng consideration. RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored ALL WORK GUARANTEED GROVER'S RADIATOR WORKS 5«8 CI. Lake Avc. Pho. 3-6881 Obituary MONDAY, MARCH «, MARKET Burgeson Infant Body Arrives The body of James Brady Burgeson, a two-day-old baby boy, arrived by train today from Hamburg, Germany. He died on Feb. 2 In Bamburg. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burgeson, Jr., who were living in Bamburg where Mr. Burgeson was stationed with the Army. Other survivors include two sisters, Judy and Roberta, and two brothers, Matt and Fred, III. The body is now in Cobb Funeral Home, who will handle arrangements. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending the arrival of Uie parents. Income Tax Cut Withdrawal Is Seen by Leaders WASHINGTON 6P) — Congressional leaders predicted freely today House Democrats will abandon their fight for an income tax cut to avoid being blamed for slicing other revenues. Sen. George (D-Ga), who fought the tax cut plan, said last, night,he believes the House will back down rather than run the risk of killing the revenue bill. House members also said during the weekend they thought they would be forced to yield. House and Senate conferees will meet Wednesday to seek some compromise. WEATHER (Continued from Page 1) afternoon ana night with some light rain predicted for the afternoon. Lower temperatures are forecast for the entire state for Monday night, with continued cold Tuesday and warmer weather again Wednesday. (Continued from Page 1) able return to its Investor!." Stressing his view that Investors' confidence must be increased, Frtirless said: "To this end we have steadily expanded our incentive program at every level of our operation* . And thus, with the marked upturn that has occurred in our business since then, we were able early this year to improve our dividends accordingly." Pairless said U.S. Steel 1 * plumed stock split—two shares of common slock for every share now outstanding—is intended "to encourage a wider distribution of these stares and to make them more readily available for Invest- men purposes." The inquiry churned up a new political row over the weekend. This latest issue: did or did not t previous witness. Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbr&ith, praise communism in a pamphlet he wrote in 1949? Some have claimed the Oalbraith testimony March 7 triggered th« recent break In stock prices. Two Accidents Are Reported Police reported two accidents over the wet and slippery weekend. Late Friday afternoon a panel truck, owned by Singer Sewing Machine Co.. and driven by Bill Walker collided with a car driven by J. W. Randall. In the accident, which occurred on South Highway 61 about 6:30 Friday afternoon, only the left front fenders of both vehicles wer« damaged. Yesterday morning about 7:00, vehicles driven by Charley Garner, 1320 S. Eighth, and D. M. Vance, 113 E. Cherry, crashed at Seventh and Main Streets. Garner was driving a half-ton truck and the whole front of it was smashed in. The right front door and fender ol the 1950 Stude- bnker Vance was driving wa» slightly damaged, police reported. Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p. m. Admission 15c & 35c At All Times Last Times Tonight Double Feature •E- -- -.-y— -— • -^..masJ YOU'U LAUGH, CRY, «=^=— CHEER I Stalag 17 A Paramount —AND— THE DC AO END KIDS and LITTLE TOUGH CUVS MUG TOU/M METRO NEWS Tues., Wed., Thurs., Double Feature HMY Of TM C Vici Pit) h) OfVUlOn IC«n • H0*tt WOftlHlMi TU hud u«. IN M»t Mfe| wrtl f, f.*•* f**r • rM»4 MTIMM • DmM % WHIM UIIH —And— Plus Cnrloon "Sudden Fried Chicken" /7 THEATRE / On W. Main St. V pin Blytheville A \[= Phone 3-J621 Weekdays Show Starts 7:00 p. m.—Silt. & Sun. 1:00 p. m. LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature 20th C*nturx-Fox prttvnti BliitikWidnw ClNEMAScOPf 5S53V,"' NUNNALLY JOHNSON .••'• —AND— * '.«ay Salli Silictlon! 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