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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 27, 1948
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1948 Utilities Seeking Rate Increases Telephone Company Expects Larger Returns in Arkansas , By Bob Brown fr*M Staff Correspondent) ROCK, Ark., Feb 21 — .Si. \~ Hard -l»' e «ed Arkansans »hp have been watching commodities market gyrations hopefully, realized today that price Increases «t home ma y tend to olft', any downward national curve in the cost of living. Leading the upward swing with demands which they say are made neccessary by higher production and. operating costs are three groups of public utilities In Arkan«as. All three—telephone, railroad! and truckers—now have applications for higher rales pending before the public Service Commission. Exact figures were not available, but if all requests are granted, the cost of living in Arkansas probably will go up more than $2,750,000. South western Bell Telephone- reaching into practically every community in the state—is asking the largest over-all boost. The firm estimates the total at a $1,150.000 • year- Higher operating costs, increased replacement costs and higher taxes' •re cited as justification for the raise. The commission will hear the request March 16. Hearing Starts Tuesday Thirty-two railroads In Arkansas are girding their statistical loins - for a fight for another 20 per cent over-all increase in intra-state freight rates. Exact cost to the re.s- IHents of Arkansas is not available, but based upon estimates made when the roads were granted a similar hike 14 months ago. it will run close to Jl.000,000. A hearing | has been scheduled for next Tuesday. . The railroads are asking the raise which was put into effect inter- *tate by the Interstate Commerce Commission last October. A that time, American railroads requested . a 31 per cent Increase, but the low- l;j er figure was set as an interim adjustment, to expire June 30, 1948, unless terminated sooner. Commission officials are expcct- ting protests when the hearing opens. Already, the state Highway Department has requested that the hearing be postponed until all railroads have filed their 1947 statements. A third group to request » rate Increase was 22 trucking firms operating in Arkansas. A public .service official said they asked for a 13 per cent increase, even though the petition mentioned no specific figure. Carroll Owens, secretary of the Arkansas Bus and Trucking Association, said figures on total cost to Arkansas persons probably would not be available before a commis- *ion hearing sometime after .March 20. While it Is impossible to predict what action the commission will take, it is safe to say that the applicants will have to prove thctr case before being granted any rate BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Ohio Flood Waters A M.loot Ohio River edged over Water Street In downtown Cincinnati's riverfront area before It began K ' "^ * aS S " 8llt a " d C8sua " ies nom - talt lh(1 "°od »'»l«>'» Have murte hundred, hornless workers are taking rare of the displaced persons. INEA Teleplioto.i 'Big Mama/ Who Has Moved More Cargo Than Other Towboats, Retires By Leo Soroka United Press Staff Correspondent MEMPHIS. Tenn.. Feb. 27. |UP> —"Big Mama", the awkward towboat whose tremendous wake rocK- ed houseboats and small craft for almost half a comury causing riv- ermen to look back at her with clenched fists, headed up the Mississippi River today on the road to "Steamboat Heaven." "Big Mama" is being retired as soon as she makes port, probably on Monday depending upon the weather. She is making her final big pusii hauling a load that puts modern boats to shame. Rivcnnen say that'no diesel or any other boat will ever move PS much cnrgo as "Big Mama." Her true name was Sprague but she quickly gained popularity under the other name because of the size of her cargoes. She is said to have moved more tonnage than any other three towboats. Last year alone she made Cast for Grade School Operetta Is Announced more than 30 trips between Jifcni- «"'_ phis and Baton Rouge, La., bring- ul ^' ing petroleum products for Mid- South needs. A svernwheeler. "Big Mama" has a gigantic pattle wheel, 38 by 40 (eet which contains enough whi : e oak to build seven four-room houses. It's the biggest wheel on a riv- Slayer of Three Faces Lite Term in Prison RUSSELLVILLE. Ark.. Feb. 27 <UP)—Thirty-two year old Robert Jones ot Pope County today faced a life of haid labor in prison, following his conviction for the fatal beating ami shooting of his elderly mother-in-law, Mrs. Nnncv Chnnslcy. An nll-innlc jury citmaxcd th-3 four-day trial by returning In; guilty verdict to the first degree murder charge after two hours of | deliberation, and tacked on the hard labor .provision. Jones 'had also been under indictment for the slaying of his brocher-in-law, Columbus Chansley, and another man. Clyde Adams. During the trial Jonr-s testified that he believed the three were trying to break up his marriage, he said he didn't shoot thein .il they attacked him with knives. CAnUTHERSVILLE. Mo., Feb. 21 —The cnsl ol characters' of the grade school operetta to be PITM-IH- cd March 12 was announced ye.s- terrtny by school officials, 'flip operetta, "The Snow Queen," will be presented in the high school and! lorium at H p.m. The cast Includes: Kay, Home]- Dale Brscey; Gerda Sue Powell; The Snow Queen. Joan' Meredith; Grandmother, Mm-Rniel Kindred; Mother. Barbara Mouscr: Witch, Smnn Cunningham; Ttnj;- scdy Man. Joe Michie; Robber Captain, Dickie Richardson; Hobbcr Girl. Harriett Hawkins; First Robber, Bobby Trantham; Violet. Fran- Wilson; Tiger Lily. Mnrgnrel Davis; Snowdrop, Shirley Wyntt; Narcissus, Ann Dlllnmn; Rose, Moua Choate. Including the principal cast, and the choruses. 150 grade school students will participate In the oper- l ttu in costume. $/3,240Set/s PemiscotQuota For Red Cross CARUTHEHSVIUOS, Mo., *Vb. *1 —K. O. Roland, chairman of th< finlscol County Chapter of American Herl Crc*s, announced yr.slcr- dny that (lie county quoin (or ,|,, 1943 campaign fund driving open">B Mur. 1 was »13,240. Floyd Hnmlm, county suiwiin- teiulent of schools, will serve us Kuril! Clinlimaii during (lie drive. Mr. itoland »nd Mrs. AKnllui Wilks, Kxeculive Secretary of the 1'emiscot County chapter, wore JH-t'scnl at the meeting In Si, Umia lust week lor all Missouri clinpicr heads, st which time Basil O'Connor, of Washington, D. C.. president of Ihe National American Roil Cross, wns the ynlnclpxl spenker. "The national quoin |h| s year." Mr. Roland slated, "Is 118.COO.000 which Is larger ilian (or .VMI-, nwl of course Pi-iiilscot County's proportionate quota in correspondingly somewhat larger. "The necessity for Increased luuds lu this campaign for 1948 Is occasioned by several Imporinnt factors. During 1M7. there was mi Increase In Ihe number of disasters, nationally, such as the holocaust ol Tcxns Cily, Texas, and a larger number of tornadoes and windstorms, which destroyed lives and property, and caused much suffering and need for relief. "Thr fled Cross Is plunnliig a m\- llonwide blood bank ami plasma bank program lor 1948. which, while expensive, will provide facilities for saving many lives." Carut/iersvi//e Churches Plan Refigious Survey CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo.. Feb. 31 erboat—so big that it makes only ,10 j —The Ministerial Alliance here, — ~ ~ : ' 'through cooperation of tlie various , Passenger Fares Hiked In the case of the railroads particularly, however, this apparently is not so hard. The ice already has approved the move as have the commissions in 23 states. And even the most prejudiced ultl*cn is forced to recognize that labor and other costs have Increased materially. The Arkansas commission, In granting an earlier freight rate boost, made several exceptions In some of the state's principal com- , modities—such as oil, coal and i bricks. I Still a fourth item in the cost ! of living upswing is an increase I in railroad coach fares which goes ) into effect Monday- i The Increase from 2.2 ' cents n I mile to 5.5 cents was approved by I the Interstate Commerce Commission with an unusual stipulation that It must apply also in intra- sate traffic tn nine states including Arkansas. A public service official explained that the ICC gained jurisdiction over passenger rates in Arkansas in 1920. when it overruled the Arkansas commission and raised intro- state rales to the same level as charges for traveling acnws, stale lines. revolutions a minute. J. T. Rhodes, district manager of Standard Oil of New Jersey, disclosed the towboat's final trip. She will be de-comniLssioned in Memphis Monday, he said. I - -, Commander J. B. Wyckoff. a steamboat inspector, said that "Big Mama" in still seaworthy, but too expensive to keep going, "Big Mama" has the biggest crew on the river—35 men. and makes her steam Irom fuel oil. Other tow- boais have crews ranging jrom eight to 20. She has a registered tonnage of 1,479 which means one ton for every cubic cabm. feet in her Miners Ask More Pay FORT SMITH. Ark., Feb. 27. <UP) —Wage negotiations are under way at the Athletic Mining and Smelting Company at Fort Smith with representatives of the C.I.O. United Mine, Mil] and Smelter Workers Union, Company President Raymond Orr has revealed. Orr said that the contract with the 230 union workers does not expire until June, however, and no settlement has been reached. churches, will conduct a religious survey in this city Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4:30 o'clock. Workers from the participating churches will 'assemble at the First Baptist Church at two o'clock, where they will receive assignments and instructions. They will canvass each section ot town in pairs, with abaUL 120 workers to take part in the survey. The purpose of the survey in to contact every resident of Ihe city, noting church attended, or churcn prelerence, and other data, which will be used by the churches as a basis for future work. Crippled Children's Clinic In Caruthersville Mar. 6 CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo. Feb. 27 —A crippled Children's clinic will be held here March 6th, in the basement of the Methodist Church, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. The Clinic will be conducted by Dr. O'Brien, orthopedic surgeon of St. Louis, and is sponsored by the Crippled Children's Service and the Penliscot County Health Department. Examinations and recommencla- The Suez is the world's larpcsi. canal, with a length of 104.5 miles and a dppth ol 395 feel. Pe mi scot Polio Drive Raises $2,500 to Date CAriUTHERSVIU.F.. Mo., Feb. 27 —F.lmer Pearl, chairman ot the March ol Dimes Campaign Fund Committee tor Pemlscot County, announced yesterday that a partially completed report hud been made by various community committee chairman, and showed slightly less than $2500 raised during the drive, which ended February 15th. Mr. Pearl said this figure would be augmented slightly with Inter reports and that the drive thus far was running slightly less than last year, when about $2800 wn.i reported at this time. Communities reporting Included Cnruthcrsvlllc. Slcclc, Hnyll. Holland, Wnrdell. Peering. Haywnrd. Pascola. Braggadocio, Hunter School, and Hlllman-Taylor Church. Suspect it Accused Of Planning Robbery Ot Bank at Newark UTTI.E ROCK, r?b. 37. (UP) — Twcnly-slx-ycar-Hld Alvln Prince of Newark, Ark,, was imii.sfi>rml by federal minorities to Pulnskl Comi- ly Jail after waiving hearing before U. s. Commissioner Demi Llnd- sey "I Bulr-svllle yesterday. Prince was bound over to adlon of » federal grand Jury on * churne that he rnlered the First National Bank at Newark with Intent to commit larceny, limid was set at «4 500 Dean Morlry ot (he I.lttle Hock Division of the Federal Hureau of Inveslidatlon siild Prince admitted he entered the bank Monday curry- Ing » gun anrt wearlns dnrk glasses However, he loft the bank when he found two employes on duty. He was aricslcd by Depuly Sheriff Jim Milcluun at Newark, niter Sheriff Henry Tucker received a tip that Prince planned to roll or hold- ill) Hie Imiik. County's Own farm Pays Dividends SHELBY VILLK. Ind Shelby County's 30,000 own * (Hi'in collectively Income In rolling In. In 10311. (lie will of John A. Tlu (liill ivfi.i rend, u rjoiiucnlhccl his •JlT-ncrc- limn to I lip county with a provision Him hie Income be used "for Ihe poor." Thnt wns durliio the depression and farm Income »'« 5 ,111111!) Ciinn- ty officials almost forgot Ihe Tindall (arm »s a source o[ revenue. nut times changed and Tlndnll farm prospered. Now the county finds (he enterprise has accumulated more (hivn $23,000 In n brink account. The Income durlns 1947 nloiic wns »" 500 and the year before that »H.r I Officials are considering uslu some of the money lo Improve the <UP1 _ residents ami (|,e fr*l ye»r«. s«»rer inrl hl« jtrl friend of a h»lf-ceiuury ago »re now man »nd wife. PAGE rrv» Mlnex of New Mexico produe* jold, copper, lemd, illver, iruS Ha* v«lue<i at, CBMJM in 1M«. BARRETT HAMILTON, INC. "J DISTMItUTOM SEAGRAM'S 7 CROWN. BLENDtO WKISKtY. 86.8 Prool. 65% Sr.ln Neu'lf.l Spirit. Coiporalion. Clu r slji Bullrlinj, He* York care for any crippled child under 21 years ot age who Is unable to pay for extended care, First government explorer lo penetrate Utah was John Charles Frcmoiil In 1843. Shelby county Home, a hnven [or penniless olil folks, nnrt Die Oor- don Children's Home. 4 Birthdays Coincide CAnUTHERSVIU;E.-Mo., Feb. '27- WiiBl Is considered x iinltitie coincidence exists among Hie birthdays of the four clilldren of Mr. nnd Mrs. J. H. Hudgglns of this city. The two daughters were born oil the snmc day ol Ihe miinlh, an were the two sons. Jesse Floyd wns horn .liint 13, 1941. and Junior on June 1.1. 1844; Mrtry Lee wns born July 13. 1946, and Shirley Ann July 13, Knmanrr Survive* LEWISTOVVN, p«. <up) — Fifty years ago W. Pcny searer had nn argument with his girl friend. Odessa, and they liroke their engagement. Each later married. Their spouse* riled within Die lust sev- DESOTO. ihe car that lets you drive without shifting.. 1 ! He said the men are asking a 25-1 tions are made at the Clinic, but cent-an-hour boost, and he dc- no treatments are given. If treat- scribed this as a 20 per cent increase. Man has less tendency to grow bald In hot climates. merits are recommended, these will be given in St. Louis hospitals if the parents are willing. The Service is an agency providing free medical World's Wettest The average annual rainfal! Mount Waialealc. in Hawaii, has been measured at 505 inches, or more ilian 42 feet cvcr v year,' making it perhaps the world's wettest spot. 'Sour Puss' Thii portrait of * disgruntled cat took first priz« in tht general pictorial class of » worldwide photograph:', 'contest sponsored by the Army for Army and Air Force personnel. Titled "Sour Pus*," the pictur« was taken by S/Sgt Fred. X. Moore, of Riverside, Calif., who is sU- tioned it Ulrcb Fifld, Calif. WHY? Spend back-breaking, brow ~^* ! perspiring days . . . enslaver) "affff^M b >' - vour washtub ... in an inadequately heated, dismal unfinished basement?' TRY! . . . bring your wash to our Laundry. At the drop ot 1 » hat . . . presto! Sparkle- Clean wash and linens. Betteh than ever before! Blytheville Steam Laundry-Cleaners Fhoit* 44IS now gives you the amazing new SUPER-CUSHION TIRES MOUNTED ON SAFETY-XIM WHEELS TO G1VI YOU EXTIU MOTECIIONI Slotted tread means added traction to cut down skidding and slipping, allows safer stops, faster starts in all kinds of weather. A remarkable feature for added safety. Larger and softer, too, for smoother, shock- free riding. &7% natural rubber to give more mileage, longer wear. Massive appearance matches DeSoto's own distinctive design. MOTOR SALES CO. Inc. 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