The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 11, 1948 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 11, 1948
Page 12
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PAGE TW1LVB BLYTHJCVILL1 (ARK.) COURIEH NEW* Southern Revolt Plans to Fizzle Two Senators Say Dixie Voters to Back Truman, Civil Rights WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UK- Two Southern Dcmocrotto senators predicted today the South will be Just as solid In Us support, of President Trumnn as It was for President Roosevelt In the pnst thre« national elections. Seru. John Spnrkman of Alabama and Claude Pepper of Florida made the forecast amid reports that the Democrollc high command Is preparing to launch n move to heal the breach between Mr. Truman And Southern Democrats. The conciliatory gesture reported!)' will take the form of across-tlie-table talks with Southern organization leaders. Sparkmsn, just back from a Bpenk- Ing engagement In the South, expressed belief that that section !s ready to give Its "wholehearted »upport" to the Truman campaign. He accused Republican leaders ot trying to stir up intra-pnrty feuds among Democrats, and chorgcci that the GOP had delayed four years before attempting to make good its 1914 pledge to enact civil rights legislation. Pepper predtctod that Mr. Truman would carry every stnte in the South. "The South certainly 1ms nothing to gr»tn from forsaking the Democratic party," lie snid. "The Republican Party would not offer anything better." Democratic sources said the Democratic National Committee plans a -series of "peace" conferences with warring factions of the party, but Is Inclined to hold off ,a bit In hopes the current talk of a Southern revolt eases up. The White House already has served notice that Mr. Truman will not back down on any of his 10 civil rights recommendations. They Include legislation to outlaw the poll tax, lynching and racial discrimination in employment. Englishman Sees Broad Benefits From Break in American Prices Arkansas GOP See^s $7,450 From M/ssco LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Feb. 11 (UP) —Arkansas' 78 county Republican organizations have been asked to contribute approximately $52.000 lo the porty's state and federal 1048 election campaigns, on a proportioned quota basis. State Finance Ohnlrmnn J H Hewitt of Little, Rock revealed Hint' the Pnlaskl County organization would be asked to give nl least $f- 000. Garland and Mississippi C oim- of eS »1450 higl1 °" ' hC " Sl "''"' n "° 1 " 5 Other county quoins include- Independence, $900; Boone, $830- Jack son, |600; and Nevada, $200. Read Courier News Want Ads. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 11. (UPJ— Lowering of the abnormally high American prices will work to Ilia economic advantage of England, according to Geoffrey Crow- Ilicr, editor of the London economist. Visiting in Liltl» Rock, Crowther explained Uiat any break )« the American market will "work to the economic advantage of England since it will mnke our desperately short supply of American dollars go inucli further In buying the things we need to restore our economy." Crowther said ha does not believe that corn and wheat price drops of the past few clays will result In an immediate recession. But he added, such droj>s are indications that the peak of the boom lias been reached. "I would not dare (o make a prediction as to when the recession will come," he added, "but 1 might say it is about time something happened. For the past ten years you had a continuous "bull 1 market, the longest period in history such conditions have continued without a break." A "bull" is a market operator who buys commodities or stocks in anticipation, or to cause, a future prico rise. The English economist said that when a icei'.ssion does come, he does not anticipate a serious crash hut a general return to more nor- mnl conditions, Britain's economic situation with regard to Its supply of American dollars to purchase commodities U "vciy alarming," he said. He arlmllted that an American loun would relieve the short-term .situation but added Uiat the long- run cure must come through Increasing: English exports to correspond with Imports In order that international payments, may be balanced. Most critical item In England this year will be steel, Ciowther said. He added that If a parliamentary election were held in England "there's a good chance the conservatives" might win out against the Labor Party of Prime Minister Clement Attlee, but added that events of the next two years will determine the results of an election if 11 is delayed until July, 1950. Rebel of 1948 To Address Arkansahs LITTLE ROCK, Ark,, Feb. 11 (UP) —The man who Is credited with touching off tht current Southern rebellion within the Democratic Parly, Gov. Pickling Wright, of Mississippi, has accepted an liivl- intion to speak at a Little Rock banquet Feb. 25. Wright will be guest of the Pul- »skl County chapter of the Arkansas Free Enterprise Association. He will be accompanied to Little Kock by Rep. Walter Sillers, speaker of tho Mississippi House of Represen- CAA Outlines Airport Plans Agency Would Spend $12,833,000 on 87 Projects in Arkansas WASHINGTON, (UP)—The Civil Aeronautics Administration todny revealed the details of a proposed national airport plan which would result In the construction of 50 new airports and the Improvement of 37 others In Arkansas, at an estimated cost ot $12,833,000. It Is part of a three-year building program In which 4800 airports throughout the u. S. will be constructed. In Arkansas the CAA proposes to spend a total of $5,880,000. under authorization of the federal airport act of 1946, with the sponsors of the 87 airports paying $8,053.000. Of the new airports, three will have runways between 3700 and 4700 feet In length, nl an estimated cost for the three of $201.000; ten will have runways between 2700 and 3700 feel long and will cost $1,851,000; and 31 will be in the class with runways from 1800 to 2700 feet In length, and these will cost about $2,100,000. There are six proposed seaplane bases, to be constructed, at an estimated cost of $68,000. The 37 airports to be Imiirovccl will tost a totnl of $8,613,000, and will Include 11 to have runways longer than 4500 feet and with at least one paved runway. The Improvement of these major airports will cost about $4.998,000—almost equally divided between the federal government and their sponsors. Among the fields nt which improvements arc proposed are: Municipal airport, Hntesvllle; Municipal airport, Blythevllle; new municipal airport, El Dorado; municipal airport, Fort Smith; municipal airport, Harrison; memorial field. Hot Springs; municipal airport. Newport; municipal airport, Preseott; municipal airport, Rogers; and municipal airport, Tcxarkana, Among the towns at which construction of new fields li proposed are: Canulen, Harrcll Field, with runways up to 4700 feet, and Lake Hamilton senplnn* bass at Hot Springs. talives. With the exception of the brlet Southern Governors Conference in Florida last weekend, this will be Wright's first public appearance outside the state of Mississippi, since he touched off the fireworks In his Inaugural address. At the governors conference Wright Insisted that the Southern executives repudiate President Truman's civil rights stand immediately. However, the governors decided to reconvene In W days, after various members had a chance to sani- FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! $55000 IN PRIZES! STILL & YOUNG MOTOR COMPANY LINCOLN-MERCURY DEALER \ Will Give This Amount At Their Official Opening, This Coming Friday, February 13th Make It Your Lucky Day SEE US FOR FULL PARTICULARS If you are a resident of Pemiscot or Dunklin Counties, Missouri, or of Mississippi County, Arkansas, you are eligible. Simply bring your driver's license along for identification and we II give all details. Come in this week — early! x $250.00 Ol " Location: FIRST AWARD! • Can you use it? • Can you afford to miss it? • No catch to it! No Purchase Necessary! Corner Walnut and First Streets Blytheville, Ark. REMEMBER—Naxl Kriclay, February l.'ilh SEE US TODAY Bandit Admits Theft of Jewels Birmingham Jury Hears Details of Bizarre Robbery BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb 11 (UP)—A former convict testified today how he and throe others held the Perry Jewelry Store owner a prisoner In Ins home, robbed the store of 167,000 worth of Jewelry and then "fenced" the loot in the Chicago area. The testimony by John B Baker charged with robbery iti the case but not on trial now, was the first "admission" in the Jewelry robbery case here last Oct. 30. Three men were indicted here and six other.! in Chicago In connection with the theft. Baker, in a surprise move, turned state's evidence against Birmingham night cluh operator G. B. Parsons who was on trial only for taking Louis W. Perry's automobile and the keys to it the night of the robbery. Baker's testimony Implicated himself. Parsons, St. Clair Jolias- ton. who was arrested In Chicago and extradited here for trial; Lnw- ple public opinion In their home states. Following the conference, Wright proposed holding a meeting of Southern Democrats in Jnckson, Miss., to further discuss the break In relations which failed to develop In the Florida meeting. Litf/e Rock Seeking Bowl Game for New Stadium LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb 11 — (UP)-The Arkansas War Mcm'n rial Stadium Commission haTtwen asked to call a conference to d™ cuss the veterans of Foreign Wars proposal that an animal "Diamond rcnce Duncan who is still being sought; and "two men named Erckman." A federal grand Jury In Chicago Indicted six men on charges of receiving stolen jewelry in the holdup. They are Kenneth Gordon 25 a Chicago loop jeweler; George T' Ereknmn, 48, Jewelry manufacturer-' George T. Erckman, Jr., 20, his son'- Andrew J. Carloscla, 39, a filllnij station ojwrator; George Picks 32 and Frank Zizzo. ' ' Baker told how he, Parsons Johnston and Duncan entered Perry's home tnat night, bound and enKSL'd Mrs. Perry and a 15-year- old daughter and waited for the store owner to arrive. When he arrived. Baker said tliev obtained the combination to the Jewelry store Safe from Mrs Perrv and the keys to the store and Perry's automobile from him Two of them drove to 'the store to get the loot while the other two stood simrd over the Perry family at their home. He said after the two men returned from the store and picked nn the guards they drove nil night until they reached Johnston's room In Chicago There he snid they met two men immwl Erckman. He said the elder ! Ereknmn had talked to someone I and had cotten the price up /rom ' ?i5.ooc to sn.oco. After some objections to the price Bnker snid they finally accepted the {17,000 .1(1(1 it u-iis divided four I wajs. • » »•» plant. State V. F. w. 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