The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 21, 1947 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 21, 1947
Page 11
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 10-17 KLYTHEV1LI.K (ARKJ OOUBIER HEWS HiK FpWPf ! Climbing Up the Ladder of Fame IIUJ I VfTVl r$&%m^&S^>C3CMmmms!!ii&• .»•*».«»«.• .... _ „^ School Districts Consolidation Trend On Upswing; Total Cut 50 Per Cent in Decade BY BOB BROWN' United Prrss Staff Correspondent LITTLE ROCK. -Ark., Aug. 21. <w>—The number or school districts In Arkansas on June 30 was nearly 300 less limn the same dale- last year ana half the number ten years ago. State Education Commissioner ^Ralph B. Jones said that, the 1,393 school districts in 'Arkansas on June 30 compared with 2,179 Die same date last year and 3,101 ten years ago. The present figure did not include districts consolidated since last July 1. Jones said that the consolidation trend lias been carried on voluntarily and in spite of the defeat of a constitutional amendment last fall which would have made certain consolidations mandatory. Meanwhile, it was learned thai Arkansas educators i>lan lo place a similar initiated act on the 1943 ballot. 'Jones' report revealed that there arc 10 countic.! in Arkansas liavinr 10 districts or less; 33 counties having from 10 to 24 districts- 20 counties having from 25 to 49 districts; five counties having from 50 to 74 districts; and only t'.vo having more than 75 districts. (Pulaski County has three districts, Chicot County four St Francis, Desha, Lafnyettc and Little River Seven; Ashley and Crii- tenden eight; ami Dallas and Miller Counties nine each. Others include Boone with 18, Clark 15, Columbia 23, Garland 17 Hempstead 17, Jarkson 11. Ouachita 21, Nevada 11, Phillips 16, Polk 22, 'Sebastian 12, Union 14. Arkansas 46. Independence 33, Ecnton 53, I Washington 97 and Mississippi 35.' ' "IMisslssipiii County actual]-,- now has only 32 school distrias, but the number was reduced from 30 after July 1. Plat Luke and Reese School Districts were consolidated with the Blylheville District last month while Mliligan Ridge and Brown Districts were annexed t;) the Manila District.) The report showed that there are still four districts In the state having no .pupils; 23 with one -o five; 62 with from six lo ten. The lari;- cst number of districts, 438 • remained iii the 26-to-53 pupil group while only seven districts have more lhan 5.000 enumerates. The report showed that the trend | -to more and more school districts in Arkansas started in the IBM's and continued until 1012 when a peak of 5,143 was reached. Since Landlord Advertises House tor Rent and Gets 250 Applicants NEW YCPK, Aug. 7.0. (UP) — Jerry meeker. 07. si landlord, had all apartment to rent and nerve fiioujili lo advertise It. There were 230 «!>- |>:k-anls, all (U'spvrntc. Bleekcr couldn't decide who should gel it so he ruffled U off. Ihe winner was an unmarried war void-mi. lltieal independence and territorial integrity of Crecce." Johnson made the move in a letter to UN r Secreliiry-Geneial Tryjjvc Lie less than 24 hours after Soviet Dcpuly Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, willi I wo big power vetoes, killed hist-dilch American and Australian proposals for UN Security Council uclion in the Dulkans turmoil, . Lie advised Johnson that Ihe cusc was beini; on the supjilciucntnl .iKenda of the assembly, which must ulojil Us Hi;ciKlii by u Iwo-lhints mnjnril.y vote .soon after convening on SDIII. 1C. Hen. dine \vho \vns test that a 5500 in for Ihe slars is prctly Joan Murray, of linn icon, N. Y chosen "Miss Slnrdust of 1347" in n national beiiiily con- drew more lhan 25,000 entries. Besides the title, she won •ize. a vacation in New York City, and a modeling contract. UN Assembly Gets Tough Balkan Issue LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y.. Aug. 21. <UP) The United States officially tossed the Balkans dispute into the .United Nations General Assembly 1 yesterday in swift retaliation for Russiw's latest vetoes in the UN Bccuritv Council. Deputy UH Delegate Herschel V. Johnsoti placed the ease on the r.s- icmbly's. supplementary agenda, describing it as a "threia to the P'J- tlien. the trend has -been downward. Have you ever seen anyono loavo part of a GHAPETTE? GRAPETTE has a Havoc you enjoy ANYTIME. thirsty or not! All these thrills are yours when you own this one car giving BIG-CAR QUALITY AT LOWEST COST Here are oJI J/ie major thrills of motoring combined in one outstanding automobile—Iho new 1947 Chevrolet. Big-Car styling — Big-Car comfort Big- Car performance — and i>/g savings, loo! They're ail yours in this only motor car giving BIG-CAR QUALITY AT LOWEST COST. ' PAGE ELEVEN One look al this smarlly styled Body by Fisher will tell you it's Ihe most teaufi'ful motor car body in its Hold- both inside and out. 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