The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 25, 1948 · Page 12
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February 25, 1948

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

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PAGE TTOLVH Rent Control Bill Gets Senate Okay HOUM M«mb«r< Du« ' To Sanction Similar . Mtasure for Nation Bv Fred Mullen UnlUd Press Staff Correspondent • WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. (UP) — A Republican leader said today the House probably will go along with the Senate and extend rent control 34 months, Chairman Jesse P. Wolcott. B, Mich., of the House Banking Committee also said lie does not believe th« House version will carry "too much more in Hie way of decontrol" than was decided upon by the Senate In approving the long-range extension bill last night. Meantime. Sen. Robert A. Taft, R., O., chairman of tlie Republican Police Committee, said the Senate would take up today or tomorrow the House-approved bill to continue the present rent law tor one month beyond Its scheduled Sunday expiration. The stopgap measure 1.1 designed to give the House more time to consider a new rent bill. The Senate bill would extend controls until April 30, 1940; continue ceilings until Hint dale lor tenants who already have agreed to "voluntary" 15 per cent increases, BLYTHMViLL-fl (AKK.) (XJURJUH fin Im Auto Factory DETROIT, Feb. 25. (l/p)_Fir« broke out in the cushion department of the Knlscr-FraMr auto plant, today and the company said It sent 8.000 production workers home because of heavy smoke. The company's own firs fighting force brought the blase und*r control. London's besl protection against earthquakes Is the bed of clay which lies below tlie city. permit boosts up (a 15 per ixnt for all other tenant.?, provided they get leases through 1049; decontrol rented rooms in private homes, but not In rooming houses; and extend all veterans benefits of the present law through May 1. 1949. Wolcott is undecided as to when his House committee will begin work on a rent bill. He said that although the Senate bill will tie used as a ba.se, his committee probably will nuke a good many revisions. Wolcotl Siiid the H*n?e Intends to protect tenants who already have ayived to increases up to Is per cenl. AnoUier point to lie given serious consideration, he said, Is the jurisdiction of local rent boards. !!•< Mid present law Mils to define the powers of these boards. Prior to Senate passage ol extension legislation. Sen. John L McClellan. D.. Ark., sought to provide local boards with authority to decontrol areas as they saw fit. But the amendment was rejected. Farmers Keep' Hogs at Home To Boost Price CHICAGO. Feb. 'J5 (UP)—Wary fnrmerj held their hogs off the market today and forced the price upward after It had dropped to the lowest level In 16 months. Enrly hog prices at Chicago's huge union stockyards were 50 cent* to $1 per hundred pounds higher, with an early top price of $23.15. At St. Louis and Indianapolis, early prices were up 50 to 75 cents. Farmers apparently took a quick look at the market reports and kept their little piggies at home. They sent only 38.000 hogs to the 12 big cornbelt markets today, compared with 68.000 yesterday and 87,000 Monday. The iicavy shipments early in the week forced the average price down to $20.40 per animal at Chicago yesterday—the lowest level since October ol ID-IB, shortly after the removal of price ceilings. Guide to Quality . BARRETT HAMILTON, INC. DISTRIBUTOR SEAGRAM'S 7 CROWN. BLENOEO WHISKEY. 86.8 Prool. t,W, Giain Jteultal Spirits. Sea 8 .am-Distillers Corpotation, N. Y Mrs. George Robertson, former Resident, Dies Funeral services for Mrs. Norn Rlldell Robertson. 38. of Memphis nnd formerly of Blytlieville. who died this morning at her home following a short illness, will be conducted tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. at the Pull Gospel Tabernacle. The Rev. Vent Bowlln, pastor assisted by the Rev. 1,. c. Ramsey pastor of the Assembly of God Church, will officiate. Burial will be In Dogwood Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Robertson was born in Mississippi and had lived in Blyllic- vllle most of her life before moving to Memphis last November. She is survived bv her husband George H. Robertson, two sons. Harold Leon and James Edward and one daughter, Shelby Jean, all of Memphis, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Vernon of nivthevillc. five sisters. Mrs. Ma 5g fe Bell of Smithville. Ark.. Mrs. Etta Hcmprnll of Horncrsville. Mo., Mrs. Vclma El- inorc. Mrs. Maliic Wheeler and Miss Aralta Vernon all of nithevillc. two brothers. Martin Vcrncn of Etta, Miss, and Vartamin Vemon of Bly- thcvtlle. Cobb Funeral Home ii in charge- First Word Director Selected in Campaign For Funds for Red Cross Mrs. Earl Buckley will serve as drive chairman in ' the First Ward during the annnel Red Cross financial campaign beginning here Mar i. H was announced today by L. E. Old Jr.. campaign chairman for Blytheville. She will replace Mrs. Tim Estes, who has resigned, he said. Mr. Old also announced that so- 011*110115 In both Negro business and residential sections will be headed by William H. Moss, assisted by George W. Holly, other drive workers for Negro districts will be named bv Moss. Of the" $11.084" set as a goal for North Mississippi County In the Mother, Three Children Die in Fire Which Destroys Sixteen Homes CAMDEN, N. J., Feb. 25 <UP) — A mother and her three small children were killed early today In a spectacular fire which swept a row of 16 houses here. firemen were burned ser- whlle fighting the blaze Two lously and 45 residents of the block were left homeless. The dead, Mrs. Dorothy Evans and her children. Joa;i, 3; George, 2, and Thomas, 1, were asleep on the" second floor of their home when the flames broke out shortly alter I. a.m., apparently In their home. Clinton Bride- Poisoning Case Ready for Jury CLINTON. A.*., poo. 25. (U.P) —Final arguments in the first de- Brco murder trial Loimic A. Robbins of 49-year-oid began 9:25 today, and the Jury expected to get the case today. Hobbins is accused of the New Year's FM> strychnine poisoning of Ills Abilene, Tex., bride of a week- Mrs. Sue Dudley Robbins, at their Van Duron county liome. Circuit Judge Garner i-iaser a! lowed the jury r mir ,, 0 . ss | Wc VBr . diets death, life imprisonment rive to 21 years on second a-uree murder or acquit)nl. He told I lie jury that it TO,,Id convict nobblns on the state's circumstantial evidence if it found tli« facts upheld tlie said that Bobbins should not ijc considered mission of guilt. n,oi a !, C '^ ," Uor ' w 5's argued th.ui nicy had shown during two davs of teslimony that Robbins disappeared ony wlicn he learned that an ?i v£f? *y? llld .. he nerf °'»«:il on his 54-yenr-oki wile. They would have stayed and CnM* ' f th<? u loman h«d coniniitto'c suinde as the defense contended Defense attorneys based thr-i case upon (lie ar B ument that the . Mart failed to prove that Rob bins poisoned his wife. St. Louis Milk Distributors Are Indicted WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. (rjpj _ A federal grand Jury indicted the two largest dairies In St. Louis and .vix of their officers on charges of conspiring to fix the price of milk In the area. Tlie indictment was returned in St. LOUIS and was announced by the Justice Department here Defendants were listed by the department as follows; The St. Louis Dairy Co the Pcvcly Dairy Co. Basil M Llde president ol the St. Louis > Dairy Arthur F. Kerckhoff, president of Pevc y Dairy, Richard D. Kerckhoff Pcvely chairman, Elmer M Kcrck. luilf. Pevcly director, l>aniel M Kerckhoff, Pevcly secretary, and Alexander Keicknoff, Pcvely Was Attorney General Tom c. Clark saw the defendants sell and dis ii-itmtc approximate.^ 63 per cent ol (tie thud milk consumed hi the St Louis area. "This is the first major indictment in tlie milk industry since the comtmnmnent of the program of the ant-trust division to prosecute Illegal conspiracies to fix the prices of rood, doming or housing " Clark said. Ami-trust officials said that the nn-r-stijjaiion indicates the need for intensive study or milk prices in I Driver Pleads Guilty charge. He failure to testifv his ad- Shep;;ard was fined *25 ami cusu in Municipal Court this morning when he pleaded guilty lo ft dim-lie of driving while under the influence of liquor. Livestock NATION AL STOCK- 25. (UP)_(USn,\. _ Market COMMUNISTS (Continued from Page 1) look So You're Ready For Spring Cleaning! THEN HERE'S SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW — About Cleaning — Where to get it Done .voiir These Items Cleaned to Perfection: Curtains • Drapes • Slipovers R«9s • Blankets • Shades One Try With Us Will Convince You! PEERELSS CLEANERS South Franklin Street Phone 2133 YARDS. .... Livestock: Hogs 7.5CO. all salable, active. 50c to mostly 75c nn-nur more BuT EC TllMdn} " s > rot -' ; "P ly. 230 to 2SO Ibs 21.25-22.50- 250 fo 300 11* 20-21.25; 300 to 350 Ibs 19 25-20; ICO to 170 Ibs 22-22.50- 130 to 150 Ibs 18.50-21.50: 100 to 120 Ibs mostly 14-17.50; cull light pi", down to 10. Sows 450 Ibs down 1711.75; over 450 Ibs 16.50-17. Stass Cattle 2.203. salable 2000- calves BOO, all salable. Light supply of 011- tle meeting moderately active inquiry. Little more than 1-2 rtcz-n -- j- loads of steers offered with li"ht ' ""oujrhout steer and heifers yearlings in moil- ' "•"" 1 '""° — est numbers. Generally asking higher with some opening sales steady with Tuesday. A few medium in- low good steers 23.25-25.50; odd head to 2S; medium to low good heifers and mixed yearlings 20-24.75; cows about steady, although cannors an.| cutters showing somr easiness. The state of Pennsylvania has three times as many 'automobiles us there are in all of South America. Red Cross fund drive, $6-175 will bo sought in Blytheville. j u Ciunn of Blytheville is drive chairman for North Mississippi County. over yesterday by stripping local administrative agencies of their authority and giving It to their own action committees Bones was to speak to the nation by radio at 7 p.m. End of New Republic Only the president, stood between the Communists and the formali- yation of their conquest or the little republic which had teetered for monllis on (lie dividing line be- tvwn tlie East and West. Piling tlie pressure on him, Prague factory bosses ordered tile workers to strike and march on Hradcany Castle, the ancient presidential palace overlooking the city. As if by long arranged plan wiihln an hour after the sriikc \v:is ordered, long lines of workers wearing red armbands marhed through Wcnccslaus Square. Over me marchers fluttered Czech and Riif.slan and trade union flags They crossed the Vltava River bridge and wound slowly toward Hradcany. At street' corners the cit.v, groups of workers got in formation behind Hags and moved in to attach themselves to the serpentine procession. Their destination was the bi" square front 16th century castle which dominates Prague from the hilltop on the West side of the city. This afternoon word leaked oi'it that, Prague newspapers had been instructed to prepare for publication a cabinet list including i] or 12 Communists, four Social Democrats, two Left Wing National Socialists, two Left wing Peoples Party men, one Slovak Democrat and two non-p'ary ministers from the old cabinet—Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk and Gen. Lndwig svo- boda, defense minister. The .proposed list named three deputy premlori undsr OoMwuld— Bohumll Lausman, Social Democrat; Villam Slroky, Slovak Communist; and Anlonln Zapotocky chairman of the Central Trades Union council. Wenccslaus Square was jammed with perhaj)s 200.000 persons packed through the fntire length of Its three long blocks. 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