The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 29, 1947 · Page 10
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Monday, December 29, 1947
Page 10
Start Free Trial

PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS VWoifmmanucI, Exiled King, Dies Egyptians Mourn Passing of Former Rultr of Italians By WkHcr CdHn* (Cvtift FTCM SUff Cwmpondent) . CAIRO, Dec. 29 (UP)—Seven days of mourning In the Court of Egypt w»s proclaimed today for Victor Emmanuel III, former King of ItAly who died yesterday In exile to "• rented ID-room villa on the eutsklrta of Alexandria. He was 78 - The ex-king's death was Attributed officially to arterio sclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, com• plicated by pulmonary congestion which set in Christmas Day. At his bedside when he riiefl were Queen Helen and two of their four daughters. His son, former King Humbert IT of Italy who succeeded Victor Eni- manue] and reigned for less than a month before going into exile In Portugal, was summoned to Cairo to help make funeral arrangements. He was exepcted to arrive by air. A source close to the royal family laid the end came sudclenlyand apparently was somewhat of a shock to the, royal family even though the former king was known to have been suffering from hardening of the arteries for some time. Ruled For 34 Yean Xing Farouk of Egypt, repaying n family debt to the House of Savoy when he offered asylum to Victor Emmanuel In May, 1946, ordered the royal court into seven days of mourning. It was understood that Farouk would order a state funeral lor the former monarch, probably In Alexandria. Victor Kmmanue! ruled Italy for 48 years,, a span covering two World wars. Th» turning point of ills reign came in 1922 when he refused to permit Marshal Pietro Badoglio to fire on Mussolini's followers and •top the black shirt march on Home. When Mussolini came to power he shouldered the little king—Victor Emmanuel was biirely five feet tall— into the shadows. Vlvtor Emmanuel rebelled against Mussolini in 1943 and surrendered u much of Italy as he could into the hands of the allies, but the gesture! did him little good. His nntnc was too closely linked to Fascist excesses. • Trying to save the throne for the House of Savoy, Victor Emmanuel abdicated In favor of Humbert In May, 1846. He gave up his titles as King of Italy, King of Albania anil emperor of Ethiopia and went Into exile In Egypt. Efypt Repays Debt of Honor Sanctuary offered him in Egypt was repayment of a debt of honor owed the House of Savoy by the Egyptian royal family. Farouk's grandfather, tbe former Khedive of Ismail, took : refuge in Italy many years ago and was accorded all dignities befitting his rank. Humbert held the throne for less than a month. On June 2, 1946, the people of Italy voted to abolish the monarchy in favor of a republic. A few days Inter Humbert left Itnly to enter exile In Portugal with his wife and four children. Humberl lived u "Count Sarre" In a villa at Sintra, a Northern suburb of Lisbon, x Victor Emmanuel worked on his memoirs while in Egypt, specifying that they should not be publlshe< until after his death. He occasionally went deep sea fishing, using the incognito of "Count Pollen-to," or visited nearby points of interest. •. Mostly, however, Victor Emmanuel kept strictly to himself. He declined to attend social functions and consistently refused newspaper interviews. At his beside when he died, In .addition to Queen Helen, were two daughters, the Countess Calvl and the Countess Giovanna. Massachusetts Snow Storm MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1947 Car owners who left their stalled cars along Hie Newton, Mass., section of the Worcester Turnpike (lur Ing the height of the recent snowstorm, found them well hurled when morning rolled around. (NEA Tclcpholo.) Officers Seek Negroes After Two Attacks LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Dec. 29 (UP) —The search for two Negroes who allegedly chlminally attacked a 15- year-old girl after robbing her 19,'car-old companion near here Sat- irday night was continued today by Pulaski County officers. "We have nothing new on the :ase," Sheriff Tom Ciulley said. The search was Intensified yesterday when R second couple re- aorted a similar experience in the same area South of Little Rock about 30 minutes after the first crime. Officers went into action before midnight Saturday after the first couple appeared at the county jail and reported that two Negroes robbed the man of $5 and raped the girl. They said that one of the Nc- jries wa^ armed with a pistol, the other with a knife. In the second instance, a 27-year- old North Little Rock man and his girl friend said they were parked near Adams Field watching planes land and take off when two Negroes approached from opposite sides of the car. The man said that he refused to open the car doors, the Negroes beat on the glass and fired one shot Into the back seat of the car. Neither the man nor his companion was injured. Meanwhile, Richard Helfncr, 65- year-old man, was in a Little Rock hospital after being struck by four buckshot, fired by a Pulaski County deputy sheriff. Sheriff Gulley said the man threatened nnd fired at officers when they followed bloodhounds to the door of.his home In the search for the two Negroes. Gulley said lie was convinced Helfncr had no part in the attack. Negro Dies in Fire While Alone in Home OSCEOLA, Dec. 29.--Scrvlccs were conducted yesterday at the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery he're for Rufus Phillips, 15-year-old Negro who was fatally burned late Friday night when his home, located on the Western outskirts of Osceola, was completely destroyed by fire. Cause of the blaze has not liecn determined but it Is believed that tlie Negro, who wns alone In the house, attempted to light an oil- burning stove which either exploded or was overturned. At the time of tlie fire relatives did not know the Negro was In the house but search later revealed his charred body among the .smoking debris. The fire was discovered by other residents of the house when they returned from church services. Tlie residence was owned by Mclvin §pcck of Osceola. Phillips Is survived by one daughter with whom he resided. Swift Funeral Home was In. charge of arrangements. par- the special Interest In this ticular class of traders. Jlore Information I'r.iinisnd '•This is the third item of information submitted pursuant to your subpcnii ns previously indicated, additional Information will follow as promptly as possible." Anderson said the list ANTI-INFLATION (Continued from Page 1) p Its title. Charge of "Politics" Hurled Republican* disagreed strongly ind accused the President of tuning high prices Into » political football. Sen. Joseph H. Ball, E.. Minn., said the President's statement looked "pretty strongly like politics" and Halleck said the President was trying to revert to "radical New Doallsm." Halleck blamed "disastrous, loose fiscal policies of the (Democratic) administration" for high prices. Hailcck left no doubt that the GOP would malije high prices the major issue in the 1948 presidential nnrt congressional election campaigns, while Mr. Truman called for tjcttcr cooperation between and the executive branch, Halleck said the answer was election of a Republican president "who will cooperate with a Republican Congress." In denouncing the Republican bill, Mr. Truman said it was "far to late In the fight against place our main reliance upon voluntary action." He said voluntary methods had been tried already and had proved Insufficient. Tlie President, who had asked compulsory allocation powers, struck out especially at the provision for voluntary agreements by Industry to allocate essential materials such as .steel. Such agreement, when approved, by the attorney general, will be free from liability under the anti-trust laws. Mr. Truman also took Issue with a provision culling on him to sub North Little Rock Offers Sites for Governor's Home LITTLE BOCK, Ark., Dec. 29 (UP) —The Arkansas Mansion Commission named by the 1947 legislature to consider a location for a proposed $100,000 governor's home, will meet next week to act on North Little Rock's bid for the building. C. E. Lowry of Little Rock, chairman of the commission, told United Press that North Little Rock has offered one of two sites without cost. The offer was made In a letter by Robert P. Hall, secretary-manager of the chamber of commerce. Lowry said he had Inspected both sites and that the offer will be presented to the commission at a meeting the first week in January. "I want everyone to be satisfied with what we do," Lowry said, He pointed out that the commission unanimously decided some time ago to erect the building on state- owned grounds at the new Blind School in Little Rock. Since that site was odopted, however, one or two members of the commission have expressed dissatisfaction wHh its selection. The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce secretary told the Camden News last week that "the location now discussed on the blind school grounds is not suitable in any sense of the word." The North Little Rock sites consist of eight acres on Highway No 5 near the city limits, and six acres in Lakewood at the intersection o: lakes Numbers I and 2. was ' given w ,. as reported by futures commission/ mil to Congress details and specific TRADERS (Continued from Page 1) on Sept. 20 In ' releasing the list, Anderson sent copies to Sen. styles Bridges, R., N./H., chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and an accompanying letter. "This material." he wrote, "Is being releasjd in advance of the on Sept. 18. He sold 5,000 on Sept. 19 and sold another 10,000 bushels on Sept. 20. Read Courier News Want Ads. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, Dec. 29. (UP)—(USDA) — livestock: Hogs 20,500; salable 17,000; todays wlable receipts highest since Jan. 2, 19M when salable supply was 17.S39 head. Market uneven; weights IBO-lbs up, »] to $1.75 lower than Fridays average; lighter weights, $1.5Q-$2 lower; sows. 75 to $1 lower. Bulk good and choice 18fl to 300 Ibs., $28-f28.50; several loads early, mostly weights under 240 Ibs,, S28.- 75; lop, S29. sparingly. Most 160 to 170 Ibs.. S26.25-J27; 130 to 150 Ibs., S24-S26.25; 100 to 120 Ibs., $2J-$23.- 25; good sows, 450 Ibs down, S25- $25.75; few, S20; over 450 Ibs., $24 ^-$25. Stass. $17-$20. Cattle 5,600. Salable 5.500; calves, 1,100, all salable. Most medium to average good steers offered with inquiry active, although higher asking prices'delaying movement. Several loads and lots medium to good steers, fully steady at $23.50-524.50; with one load good steers, $1; medium to good heifers and' mixed yearlings, fully steady at $lfl-$26; cows fully steady, good cows around S18-S20; common and medium $15.- canners and cutters $12 - Turner was 20.000 bushels and 10,000 bushels short on Sept. 17. He bought nn additional 40,000 bushels on Sept. 10 and on the same date sold 30,000 bushels. He sold the remaning 20.000 bushels complete list of persons with positions on Sept. 17 and transactions [ rom inoililv on Sept, 18, 13 or 20 because of i commodltj merchants" in special surveys made by the Commodity Exchange Authority last September. The surveys were not connected with the current Investigation charges by Harold E. stnssen that government ' insiders" cleaned up on the commodity markets. Anderson disclosed earlier in a. statement that the number" of government employes trading in the market jumped from 71 to 100. But lie said the list Included no government "Insiders " Anderson's statement wins made' at a Sunday news conference In I which he challenged chairman] August H. Andrcscn, ft., Minn., of a special House Investigating Committee to "put up or shut up" jn his claim that 200 federal employes had speculated on tile Chicago commodity market. The news conference brought the first disclosure that the Agriculture Department could name as many as 100 . governmental em- ployes who wero trading in wheat. The information about the 71 was disclosed even before GOP presidential aspirant Harold E. Stasscn touched off the current uproar by charging Edwin w. Faulty and other government "insiders" with speculating on the commodity market, J. M.' Mchl. Commodity Exchange Authority ciiler. told a congrcs- sioal committee last month that fl government employes and 308 j . housewives were among the 4.283 long traders In the chlr.tgo wheat market Sept, 17, 19«. He said this information obtained in a spot survey, was evidence that speculation was excessive and that the government should be empowered to curb it by fixing margins on futures trading. recommendations for mandatory conservation of scarce commodities. Nation Faces "(Irave Danger" "These provisions are of doubtful vnluc at best." h c said. "If they are used us an excuse for delaying the enactment of a sound anti- inflation program, they will do far more harm than good." • In support of his request for price control. Mr Truman cited price increases for butter, gasoline, meat and oilier commodities since he presented his 10-point program to congress Nov. 17. "Inflation and the high cost of living confront the American people—all the American people—with a grave danger," he said. "Unchecked Inflation can bring on a serious depression that can cause untold hardship. "The legislative and executive brandies of the government must work together If this grave peri! is to be conquered. ... I trust that when Congress returns it will promptly enact an effective, workable program." The President noted that aviong other of his proposals Ignored by Food-Laden Ship From U.S. Arrives in Naples NAPLES, Italy, Dec. 29. (UP —U. S. Ambassador James Dunn and Italian government of ficials are scheduled to arrive i Naples from Home today to of ficiate at the unloading of th first friendship train foodship reaching Italy. The foodship, the U. S, Freight er EXiria, arrived yesterday witr 5,000. tons of wheat flour, milk spaghetti and other items whicr will be distributed to hungry Ital inns through ItilJan relief agen cles. Two other ships carrying fooi are due to dock at Naples an Genoa the first week in Januarj DAMASCUS (Continued from Pace 1) the great new exodus of Jews rom behind the iron curtain, which he Jewish Agency unsuccessfully ittcmpted to halt after the Unitc^l Rations partition decision became mown. Reports from Istanbul said the •wo former American liners, Pan Crescent and Pan York, now flying 'he Panamanian flag, passed hrough the Bosporus late Sunday en route from Romania to the Holy Land. These reports quoted Turkish authorities who Inspected the ships as saying that there were 6,065 refugees aboard the Pan Crescent and 5,886 aboard the Pan York. Turkish medical officers Inspected the slilpi and gave them permission to proceed. Tiie two liners entered the Black Sea early In October. Reports from Bucharest said Sneh was active in organizing the exodus and that tin ships sailed fully loaded despite or- i dors from Palestine to cancel the voyage. The two ships are too big to b» intercepted and boarded by destroyers in the usual fashion f» it was not known what measurer the British were planning to prevent the refugees from landing. It Is possible that cruiser^ might bfl called into service against them. the special session of Congress were extension of rent controls and restoration of consumer credit controls. I Republican leaders, however, have | indicated that rent control extension will be taken up early at the I January session of congre'ss. They I also have promised to take another look at Mr. Truman's request for | compulsory powers after voluntary methods have been given a trial. Dealers, Here's a Real Buy! 50 Used Upright Pianos All makes—for Immediate delivery. Attractively priced for quick sale to close out inventory. Kroemeke Home Furnishers (Established 1876) 2006 Salisbury St. St. Louis. Mo. REAL DANGER A~HEAD ... ley, slippery streets are really dangerous, Mr. Motorist! So dangerous that you'll want to be sure your car has the traction needed. Let us check your present tires and replace them if need be, with sure-grip U. S. tires! Smith Ponliac Co. 126 South Lilly St. Phone 4371 BUD WAFFLE SYRUP fbwffffa DELICIOUS • RICHER Contains an abundance of dextrose, the energy-building "body sugar.** A PRODUCT OF ANHEUSER-BUSCH DAVID B. ANDERSON MASON CONTRACTOR Brick Work of Quality Boiler Work and Remodeling a Specialty llOVi E. Davis St. Phone 4641 A NATURAL AID FOR Ml . • Khumatism Kidney, Bladder Tills Natural Mineral Water fron Hot Springs, Arkansas, Helps to— I. Stimulate kidney function. 1. Soothe bladder irritation. J. Neutralize uric-acidity. i. Discharge systemic wastes. Why not give Mountain Valley a trial? It has helped many thousands. Delightful to drink. CROSSTOWN WHISKEY Alain and Division Biylheville, Ark. SHOP FARM DITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING PRIVATE ROADS OR ANY' EXCAVATION S.J.COHEN Contractor LYNCH BLDG. BLYTHEVILLE ARK. • Wwie,' 3646 aiat2S25 FOR SALE TRACTORS and Equipment Now On Display At Our Lot JOHN DEERE FARMALL ALLIS CHALMERS FORD All Sizes and Models -, «V« on furnish equipment for most of these tractors. If we ion't have what vou want, we can fscl it for yon . . . THESE TRACTORS ARE PRICED FOR QUICK SALE! See Us Before You Buy BUD WILSON AUTO SALES Corner Main & Franklin Rurl Wilson - Joss Homer Phone 203T

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free