The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 16, 1947 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 16, 1947
Page 2
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COUltlER NEWS TUKSUAY, SKITEMHKU 1C, 1947 Grand Jury Starts Drive on Gaming St. Francis.County Inquiry Launched; 16 WitMMM Called Newest Army Fighter Has Four Jets met ^yKfytr^y r " FORREST, CITY, Ark., Sept. 10. (UP) -4 Ten witnesses, Including state polic* "direct or Jack Porter, have been subpoenaed to appear today before^! lie St. Francis Coumy GrancTJurJ Vhich announced jes- terday that It'wlll 'investigate gambling nativities In Hie cbunty. Taking the lead In the clean-up drive was Louis Cox, grand juryman and clly cotmcll member. Subpoenas were issued-yesterday after Cox furnished Assistant Froseputor Fletcher Lcng with the. names of the 10 witnesses'. Other persons hailed before the jury were: Po'iee Judge W. E. Hucsless of Forrest City; Jim Edmondson, operator of Jlm'E Cafe on Highway 70; Mre. Ethel Watkins, operator of . Oafe; John Danehowcr, \ Accused Doctor IS Sent \ To Hospital in Little Rock ROGERS. Ark., Sept. 16. (UP>Dr. Neil Rites, elderly Roscis physician tacini! a charge of manslaughter In connection with an alleged abortion, luis been committed 10 tho State Hospital nt. Little Hock for a 15-day menial examination. Circuit JiHU;o Maupln Cummlnjis issued the committment order yes- Icrdny nflcr denying a petition if- qucstin'.j transliT 01° the case 10 IctieiT.l c'ont't. Nine Men Die When Bomber Falls in River AUEKDKTN. Mil., flc|)L (U!'l Another Political Club Born on (J. of A. Campus KAYETTBVlhbK, Ark., Sept. 1C, lUl'i — A second political organization lias spruiiK up on the University of Arkansas campus, making a bid for student, support. The new i^roup w.'is organised yesterday by state legislator BoJ) -- A Hying fortress crashed into lille y of l - ittlc nock. It will attempt --- '""' ...... *"" ..... "" ..... " " ..... ~ The Army Ad Force's newest fishier plane, the Cintiss XP-H7, makes its public debut at Columbus. Ohio. The Iwo-in-nn plane, first ever powered by four jet engines, has a wing spun ol 00 feet, an overall length of C5 feel, nr-.d is designed to lly under exliemu weather conditions. the liiisli River Monday ai the 'Aba- deen Proving Grounds, killing seven i Army liters nnd two civilians, the Army uniioum-cil. One army man .survived the crash. The plane was on a practice iKimhbu; mission. Die Army said. It did not cxpluln the presence ol two oivillanN. Identities of the dead ami fiie lone survivor were withheld j;cml- Ing natlflcution of next of kin of thf vit-Llms. ..... ••> The Mt5 four-engine plane crashed at the mouth of the nush River where it joins the Chesapeake Bay. The scene of the crash Is about fanner; James Nolen, farnler; Lambert, Forrest City mechanic; Mayor Rowland Nash'of Wheatlcy; Ernest Bulccr of Widenet; Roger Ingram, Negro night club'operator: nnd Percy Malonc, manager of a Negro night club on Highway 10. In addition Cox asserted that mcinbers'of the ministerial alliance will testify today. .' : ' It was understood that the grand jury's fiction was directed at the operation of slot machines, card games. a. policy racket and bookies. None of the opsrators of the notorious -'Blacldish Lake Club, allegedly clcsjd a month ago. were cincng those summoned today. to obtain a charter from the Young Democratic Clubs of Arkansas. Officers of the new (iroMp announced they will meet .Aith rr- pxweniatlvcs of t!i«.- second organ- i'/ritlon this week to discuss, a pos- kii;le merger, 'rlic other organisa- tion is known a-s the Arkansas Hludent Politic;)! League. H was ioimt'il on the campu.s durin;; the .Suuiinor. 20 miles north ol Jlaltlmorc. : The ])lnim sunk below the watf-i iOmost irmninliately and has nol been recovered, the Army said. Tho U-17 was attached to the Aberdeen base. COAL AND WOOD BURNING HEATING STOVES First Employment Agency Meeting Set for Spa City ed lodiiy as "very satisfactory" by i attaches at Helhescia Naval Hospital where the 78-year-old dean of the Senate has been confined since last Tuesday, McKellar was flown here from Atlantic City. N. J., where he suffered an "acute gastric upset." He was vacationing at the New Jersey resort, when stricken. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sop',. 10. (UP) — Hot Springs will be host city to the first conference of Em- plovment Security Agencies ever to be h»ld In the South-rtat, Sept. 30 r Oct. I. [The principal speaker at the meeting -will be Secretary of La- | f 11( )o:o. V oll line to be re-worked bar toufc B. echwellenback. j m or( , cr |o nKme „ hlKh stnI1tllud Continued from Pare 'Arkania* Bnployment Security Administrator Purlfoy Gill aald yesterday "with respect to locale, Arkansas and Hot'Springs will be singularly honored by the.confer- ence and we are proud to be host for thl* year's mtetlps." At the meeting,' top agency.offi- cials from the IJnltfd States and all the possessions ' will discuss problems of unemployment comixm- satlon. employment service, and veterans readjustment. Gill said thjnt In addition to Schwellenback, other nationally known speakers would be on the program. Missca Citizens Purchase Few Bonds During August Mississippi County citizens'pur- chased a totnl of S9.ft05.W worth of U.j S. Savings Bonds during August, it! was announced today by tho Savings Bonds Division of the U. S.'Treasury Department's Arkansas office in Little Rock: August purchases brought the total sales for the first eight months -f'the year to $521,267.05 which rep- icients 57.6 per cent of the minimum goal set for the county this vejrr. During August n total of $1/742,- •iSS.ZS in savings bonds was purchased over the. entire state. of service In every section served by the company. "Re-working" of these lines will consist of replacement ol present lines with larger conductors and the installation of "llphliilng shields" lo prevent outages caused by electrical .storms. ll'impftu'tl by Shortages Mr. Htll snid tlral this new con- rlruction is a continuation of Ark- Mo's post-war service improvement McKtliar's Condition Shows Improvement .WASHINGTON, . Sept. 16. (UP) — The condition of; Sen. Kenneth McKellar. D., Term., .fans describ- and expansion program designed to provide an adequate supply ol elec- Irlc power so that this section may (continue to attract new business t>nd industry and raise the living standard of the cver-lncreasini; population nf the fertile ,arca wciit of the Mississippi nnd alonK both sides ol the St. Francis River Valley. Ho emnbnsl7?d the word "coii-^ tinue" by pointing out the rapid de- , v-lnrnicnt or both business nnd I •small industry lit this urea since I V-J day. a fact clearly Indicated ] by nn almost 50 pel 1 cent increase ill power demands m the last two years. Shortages of materials and manpower have seriously hampered the company's construction and expansion program, and In some in- itanccs, Mr. 11111 s;\id, service has been below established standards. Two large HO.COO-volt trans formers ordered more than two years ago are critically needed at the present time, however, lie said, no effort Is being spared lo maintain tho best possible service everywhere until these vital units can bo placed in operation. At the present time a large portion of the company's power is purchased from other electric com- panies with whom Aik-Mo has in- ler-connectcd lines. These interconnections will l>e maintained in order to eliminate possibility of power failure even utter the new plant is completed. Plants now operated by the company include two hydro-plants at Mammoth Spring, anri smaller die.sel plants at lllytlie- | ville, Cai'Ullici'.svllk 1 , nnd Pledinonl, i Mo. Tho plants at Ulylheville and Carnthcr.svlUc are operated mainly | for standby and "peak load" serv- . ic-e. Company Has 27.0011 C'ustnmrrs Mr. Hill expressed his bclicl that "this great volley area has, without doubt, on? of the greatest opportunities for future development thin exists anywhere In oni 1 nation today," and iMjinted out that In*; company has "constantly worked toward a yoal oi increased benefits of the entire area by anticipating nnd providing the iwwer requiio- menU necessary to assure diversity ot business, agriculture and industry anil thus help to raise tho economic and social levels ol all concerned." Mr. Hill snld that hi;; company Is now serving over 27,000 electric customers, including six large 11EA cooperatives In this area. He said that since the war personnel of tho company hns .Increased approximately 40 psr cent in order to maintain service lo this ever-increasing number of customers. He also pointed oir. that alihouyh the cost ol practically nil materials necessary to produco and distribute elcctrjclty liti.s increased considerably, averago elortric rates havo been reduced more than ten per cent, nnd that tho average Ark-Mo customer Is now getting more tha'i twice as much electricity today ;is lie received" 20 years ayo for the same amount nf money. This ro- ducllon, he explained, was brought I about not only by tho ellicienl man' ngcmcnt and operation of the ?om- Intt also is dm! in part to the greatly increased consumption by electric customers In tjils area. >,, KEEP WARMER IHiS WINTER? III! 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