The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1947 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 9, 1947
Page 5
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1JM7 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.T COURIER XEWS $65,000 Damage Award Set Aside Arkansas Supreme Court Orders Re-trial On Spa Fire Case LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Dec. 9 (UP) —The Arkansas Supreme Court ycs- _|.crdtiy reversed and remanded (or Retrial a Clark County Jury award of SG5.000 in the Great Northern Hole (ire at Hot Springs, Sept. 13, 1946. The Judgement was against T. S. Ford. Icasee of the nolol, nnd the owners, C. S. Williamson and Mary Prances Relyea. It arose out of the death of Mrs. Martha Arinms and of injuries received by her husband James H. Adams. In the lower court, Adams won *15.000 lor the death of his wife jMO.OOO for his own Injuries, and $10.000 for Mrs. Adams' estate. The high court ordered a nen trial alter finding that, an instruction to the Jury by the circuit judge was not proper. The opinion said that despite the fact that James' attorneys lailct to charge negligence in failure o: the hote] to provide more than one fire escape on the third floor, the judge ordered a directed verdict "if suitable and workable methods were not furnished for the 'exit of persons renting rooms." The instruction, the opinion continued, permitted the jury 10 view the lire "retrospectively" and not "prospectively." The opinion said the entire case was built upon a contention that Arkansas law was violated by failure of the hotel to furnisn ropes in all rooms. "Such a violation is evidence of negligence, but it Is not conclusive," the court held. "The question which should control Is whether ropes or* fire escapes or both should have been provided." *iThe court said that If libility Is "oved. both owners and the leascc are jointly liable. It absolved the hotel from responsibility for (he origin of the fire and placed the blame upon an occupant of a third- floor room who allegedly went to sleep while smoking. Good News on the Housing Front One or the worst bottlenecks In the housing shortage was cracked, if not broken open, when AFL building and rnetnl trades unions signed a two-year contract In Chicago with manufacturers of prefabricated houses lo permit union members to work.on the rendy- jntiile homes. Until now, unions r^ave fought all forms of prefabricated houses. Above, smiling alter signing the pact, are Carl G. Slrandlund. president of Lustron Corporation, which hopes by next summer to turn out prefabs at the rate of 30,000 a year; Martin P. Durkin, president of the AFL plumbers union; and Omar B. Kelrhurn, Veterans of Foreign Wars 1 legislative director, who said the agreement would;help make "The hope of our Gl's for a home become a reality." Chicago Papers Near Normalcy v In Spite of Strike CHICAGO, Dec. 9 (UP)—Chlcn- fo's dally ncwspa|>erR reported ycs- erd»y that Iheli- circulations and advertising were close lo normal after nearly two weeks of 0)Knttlng without typesetters, The papers gradually are ellinlim- tinft bottlenecks In their production. They have managed lo return to regular edition times, after fre- qticnt deluys during the early days of a strike called by the printers. They have cut the Interval between the lime they gather a news story nnd the time the paper ; appears on the street. Jn some cases that Interval has PACK ; bttn cut to 30 or 40 mlnutcn. By publishing with a proceM of photoengraving, the paperi have found: That they mil lurn out a total ol more than 3,000.000 copies dally, as they did before the strike. They can accept about all the advertising offered to flitm, with the exception of some want-adn. It takes only 25 or 30 p«r cent in many girls lo produce newa copy for photoengraving an It took printers lo set type, The strike wan called Nov. 24 against the Chicago Dally News, Times. Sun, Tribune, Herald-Amnl. can, and the Journal of Commeret, :1 Johnny.oii-(hc-8pot MILWAUKEE HJPJ-When nlns- year-old Donald Laabs raised his hand hi school and asked to be excused for a few minutes, he didn't give any reason. Donald ran across th» «I reft and confirmed hi» ju«- pk'lons that smoke was jxnirlng out of a flat, lie sent In an alarm from the corner. WARNINC. R. 8. Harper. IHff. vs. No. 10.339 Carrie Harper, Dft. In 'Hie Chancery Court. Chlcka- sawlxi District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. The defendant, Cnrrle Hnrixr. Is hereby warned to appear within Ihlrty days in I he court mimed 111 Hie I'ftpllon hereof nnd answer the complaint of Ihc plaintiff, n. S. Harper. Dated this 6th day of December, 1U41. HARVEY MORRIS, Clerk C. P. Cooper, ally, for ptf. Kd B, Cook, ally xrt lllem. 120-18-2:1-30 W IOTTLES AND AT KNMTAMS i CmOfnn, iMtf /ilanJ Cil», N. Y. Kranchised Bottler: Pep«i-CoU Rottllnfr,Co. of Supreme Court Delays Action in Case at Spa LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Dec. S (UP) —The Arkansas Supreme Court yesterday delayed official action on the question of which of two judges should hear a'suit seeking to prevent George Callahan from becoming the Hot Springs chief of police. Postponement came to allow at- j torneys to present their evidence < and records in writing after an oral hearing before the high tribunal > yesterday. The delay, however, ac< tually arose after the high court found that Garland Chancellor Sam Cfnrratt was due to return this week and probably would assume, juris- diction—claimed since Jasl Friday by both Acting Chancellor C. Floyd Huff and Circuit Judge Clyde Brown. 'chief Justice Griffin Smith said that Can-alt's return would make the dispute a "moot question." .Meanwhile, both sides agreed to i take no further actfon. Six-Year-old Killed ETTVOAH. Tenh., Dec. » (UP)-Six-year-old William Troy Watson was killed yesterday when a tractor on which he was riding with his ( father overturned. Read Courier New» Wanl Ads. Buy Now for Xrnas ... Pay Pat Payday IIIIIOU t'Hir Exalltacj A" 21 Jtu-th RUF.DVA IS YOUR BEST BUY If you wish to give a gift this Christmas that has utmost accuracy— top styling and gives you more for your • money — then give a BULOVA. All fricn IncMt F«4. Terms —• Prices tht S<iwc Pat 0'Bryant JEWELER Morn at Second Phon* 1261 IT'S CHRISTMASTIME AT WHITSITT'S Yes, WHITSirrS tmve those gifts of distinction in belter Mfeetlon (halt ever liefore. Such nationally famous names »n KISKNUKKfJ . . . Jewelry, Blouses, Scurfs and rerfunu'.s . . . exclusively tn lilylhevllle at Whltsitt'K. 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