The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 12, 1948 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 12, 1948
Page 10
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FAG« TTW ^BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Power Failure Hits Gas Supply Af & L Experiences Difficulty When Big Boiler Goes Out PINE BLUFF, Ark., Feb. 12. (UP> —A number of large Arkansas industries wer«'b»ck on schedule today, after having experienced temporary power shutdowns. Most seriously affected was the Tex«» Eastern Transmission'Com- pany, which operates the big Inch g« pipeline carrying fuel to the East Coast-. Texas Eastern officials said partial shutdowns ot pumping stations yesterdaj had resulted In a loss of pressure lasting four hours In th« gas pipeline. Edgar Chesnutt of the Arkansas Po»-er and Light Company explained that the Industrial electricity users were cut off under a system known u "load staggering" Vlien two generator stoppages brought about the danger of overloaded lines. One of the generators, a .15,000 kilowatt per hour unit, was off for an annual overhaul, but the other, a 40,000 kilowatt unit, stopped when the large steam boiler at the Sterltngton, La., plant which supplies the generator, developed a leak. With these two generators out, the interconnected power system of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi might have been dangerously overloaded If a few Industrial users st a time had not been cut off. In addition to the Natural Gas Transmission company, other Arkansas firms affected were the Camden Paper Mills, Lion Oil Company of El Dorado, Poinsett Land and Lumber Company of Truman and Hurricane Creek Alumina Company near Bentdn. Traffic Safety Story Has Good Plot CAREFULLY Motorists, driving p;ist (he Klin wood Ccmcicry, in Chicago's River Grove suburb, get a shock wlion ihey sec this sign. Gauntly realistic, against a tranquil background, it is a sharp reminder that reckless drivers have a plot awailinE Ihcm. letter Jefferson Wrote To Briton Discovered SAN JOSE, C«J., Feb. 12. (UP) — A letter President Thomas Jetfer- son Is believed to have written in W5 turned up today in a sealed box bought at an auction for $20. The surprised bidder Immediately accepted » 500 Softer for the rare Jive-page hand-written letter. The letter, barely legible alter 173 years, waa 1 addressed to John Randolph, an officer in the British Navy. It was in a box of odds and ends sold at an .auction of the estate of Dr. James Morrison, a cles- cendent of Randolph who settled here in 1850.', Laney Plans Washington Trip To Discuss Civil Rights Fight Sic Transit ,Glorl» Boston (UP)—One of the great•est prize fights in ring history was the 75-rounder between John I,. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain at Richfield, Miss,, In 1889. Today the two old-time heavyweights He burled In West qulncy and Forest Hills cemeteries, only a few»n»iles apart. LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Feb. 12 (UPl —Qov. Ben T. Lnnoy of Arkansas said today that he and four other Southern governors plnimed (o meet In Washington late this month with Democratic National Chairman ,1. Howard McGrath to thrash out Southern objections to President Truman's civil rights program. The five governors make up a committee named last weekend by i the Southern Governors Conference at Wnkulln Springs, Pla., to I protest the President's call for antl- lynch, null-poll tax nncl anti-Jim Crow laws. Qov. J. Strom Thurmond or South Carolina, who Introduced Ihe resolution culling for a protest and a further meeting of Southern governors on the matter, is chairman of the committee. Lrmey said the meeting was arranged alter a discussion between himself, Thurmond and Oov. Beauford Jester of Texas, another committee member. Govs. Gregg Cherry ot North Carolina nnd William H. Tuck of Vlr- woulcl Join the group In Washington. Lancy said the meeting' with Mc- Grath'would "probnbty be a gen- eral discussion of the whole (civil rights) situation" and added that the committee's plans are still in the formative stages. The Memphis Commercial-Appeal, reporting UK scheduling of the meeting, quoted Laney as saying the committee members "don't want any part of the President's so-called civil rights program." The committee has not yet considered going tllreclly to Mr. Truman with Us protest, Lancy salci. "We will attempt to iron' this thing out with McGrnth anrl other party leaders." the Arkansas governor was quoted as saying. "We will lay our cards on the table first and sec If (hey Intend to <lo anything about it. If he (McGrath) wants to run back and talk .to Mr. Trunmn before giving us nn answer, that's all right with me." "If they decide not to do anything," Laney said, "then we will take our strongest action." Some Southern governors have advocated withholding the Dixie electoral vote to force the nomination of a candidate other than Mr. Truman and have hinted that if that doesn't work a separate "Dixie Car-Wrecking Boys Face 2 Years on Foot ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 11. (UP) — Four e youths who admlt- Ud the thrill-wrecking of mor« than a score of automobiles today faced three-month sentences In a county work camp and two years of probation during which they are forbidden to ride In a car except to church services. The sentences, meter out by City Judge D- P. Phillips In nearby DC. cutur, provided that the boy.? make restitution for the cars they wrecked by releasing brakes on hillsides. They youths are all sons of prominent Atlanta parents. They are Danny Payne, Leonard Haas, J. E. Evans, Jr., and Harold F^rst. A fifth boy, Ulysses Seal, was fined $100 and put on probation for one year. Tile youths are also under indictment In adjoining Pulton County, facing similar charges of van- Judges Phillips Included In .the dallsm and larceny, probation terms tha 1 . the boys must ID attend Sunday School and church services every Sunday, <21 must not leave Georgia or ride In cars except to nttenri services, nnd (3) must be at home or In boarding school rooms by 9:30 each night. Boys ot Caruthersyille Get Promotions; Awards At Scout Court of Honor CARUTHERSVIU.E, Mo., Feb. !2 —Three members of the Boy Scout Troop No. 92 were advanced to,the rank of Eafile Scout at a Court-of Honor in the grade school gymnasium here Monday night. Two boys were advanced to Life Scouts, and merit badges were awarded to seven others. , ' About 175 persons, including members of the three local troops, scout officials, parents of the boys, anil visitors were present for the ceremonies. Receiving Eagle Scout awards were Robert Cantrell. son of Mr. and Mrs. W I. Cantrell; Bob Goodin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Qoodln; and Joe Hazel, son of Mr. arid Mrs. Ernest Hazel. Life Scout awards were given Bob Goodin ot Troop 92 and Richard Powell of Troop 93. ' Boys receiving merit badges were: Truman Vied, Robert Cantrell, Bob Goodin. Joe HPZ;|, Jackie Jarrctt, Victor Cromer, Jatnes Berry, Rich- convention" might be held to nominate a Southerner. Under Thurmond's resolution, adopted by the conference without a dissenting vote, the committee would report back to the Southern governors at another meeting to be held In the next 40 days. The governors would decide then what concerted action they deem necessary to solve "problems arising in the South from the President's civil rights proposals." V I » An Invitation We wont all of our friends of Blyrhevilie and surrounding territory to visit us Friday the 13th (tomorrow for our formal opening. See Blytheville's finest, most up-to-date automobile concern, featuring the auto industry's finest, most up- to-date automobiles — the Lincoln and the Mercury. You'll want to be present, too, for the opening contest we're having in which $550 in prizes will be awarded. Be present, won't you, and bring the family — Oh! Yes, . also bring your driver's license! SEE THE NEW LINCOLN and MERCURY STILL and YOUNG Motor Company Walnut and First Streets Phones: 3479 — 4333 — 4334 ard Powell, Charlie Mead aad James Churchill. Tirst Cliss badges wer« presented to Parker Merhle of Troop K and Charles Mead of Troop 93. Second Class badges w«re awarded' to Charles David Stephens Ralph Clayton, Billy Chllton, Billy Dillon, Dick Richardson, Howard THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1943 ' Pike, and victor Cromor, til Troop 92. of Army Engineering Corps Seeks to Fill Vacancies Examinations are open for probations! appointment as engineer In civil, chemical, mechanical, electri cal and architectural branches of the Army Corps of Engineers, It was announced today by J. P. White, executive secretary or the Board of U.S. Civil Service Examiners lor Ihe Lower Mississippi Valley Dlri- sion at Vicksburg, MUs. 18 to ta yeans will be waived for persons entitled to veterani pref. erence, Mr. White said. Annual salary is $3644.80. Information and application form* may be obtained in Blj theville from Iverson Morris, local secretary for Applicants are required to pass a I the Mississippi' River Commission, wrjtleii oxBininalloa Age limits of I or at the Post Office here. Superior Breeding Makes Strong and Vigorous White Rocks New Hampshire Reds Rhode Island Reds Barred Rocks Buy Here From a Complete Line of Brooder and Poultry Supplies Finest Quality AAAA GRADE Specially Priced $4795 Phone 584 Good News for LINCOLN and MERCURY Owners Our new headquarters for Lincoln and Mercury Sales and Service. Here you will find everything for your convenience and the prompt handling of your service needs. We are happy to announce the formal opening of our new Lincoln-Mercury Dealership—a modern sales and service building devoted to serving the many Lincoln and Mercury friends and owners in Blytheville. You'll find every facility here for fast, efficient service work . . . experienced, skilled mechanics . . .' factory-approved equipment . . . ample stocks of replacement parts. So plan now to visit us ... see what we mean by belter service that's better.for your Car. And while you're here, you'll want to look over the great new Lincoln and Mercury motor cars on display. You'll thrill to their styling and appointments ... to their outstanding engineering and comfort. In opening our new 3a !es and service ^iead- nnarters, we do so with the pledge that we will continue to make Lincoln and Mercury symbols of value and service in the broadest and finest sense. Won't you plan to pay us « visit Friday the 13th? STILL & YOUNG MOTOR CO. Phone 3479 112 Wqlnut Sr.

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