PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, SKPTEMRER 27, 19-17 Poll Tax Drive Showing Results • Arkansas' Voting Strength May Top Mark of 450,000 BY BOB BROWN • Unitfrt Press Staff Correspondent LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 27. (UP)—The largest primary election voU? in Arkansas history appeared possible today ns State Auditor J. Oscar Humphrey said he had mailed out 455,100 poll lax receipts. Next Wednesday midnight, is the deadline for purchasing receipts. The 1946 receipts now being issued are good for voting in all elccticns through Oct. '!, 1048. Meanwhile, Hhmphrcy announced that a 1947 act eliminating the necessity of assessment for voting purposes and putting the Arkansas i:oll tax system on a current basis will become effective next Thursday. As required by the nc\v law, the auditor's office yesterday issued •52.~i.7IXI receipts dated l£48 which U'ill yo on sale Thursday morning and be sold throughout the year ending Got. 1, 1948. The 1948 receipts will unable the voters to take part ill the 1948 general election highlighted by the presidential vote. The same receipt will he valid through the J2-monlh period ending Oct. 1. IS49. The new la\v also eliminates assessment as a voting requirement; provides for year-round issuance of poll tax receipts, thereby precluding: delinquency; provides for current dating of receipts with the first issue dated 1848. and good for voting In the 1948, general election; provides for the return by the county collector to the countv clerk", rather than to the state auditor, of unused receipts not later than Oct. 5, and their destruction by the clerk; and certification to the stale auditor by the clerk by Oct. 10 of the number of valid poll lax receipts issued by the collector. Winning Entries In Livestock Division of Fair Four-Year Terms Get Endorsement Governor Sanctions Idea Advanced for Public Officials By BOB BROWN (United Press SUiff Correspondent) LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Sept. 2fl. (UP) — A proixiscd constitutional amendment providing lour-ycnr terms for elective officials in the executive branch of state govcrn- r-""'i )iii*,thr- unqualified approval of Qov. Ben Lnney. The proposal was advanced by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Council of Administration recently. The Council agreed to sponsor the Constitutional change which would limit' terms of elective slate, district, county nnd city officials to four years and permit officials to seek re-election four years alter his first term expired. "I believe such a plan would be a good idea," the governor said, Lnney explained that in Arkansas only one governor, had ever lost his race for a second two-year term a ml-pointed out that, in effect, the governor's term is for four years. The only difference would be that under the present, set-up, the governor must take time out and spend money, for a campaign in the middle ol lus regime. Asked if he believed this practice would be good .for all offices, the governor said: "I believe it should affect the top offices." The chief objection to the four- year term, in the governor's opinion, is that the people would have to "put up with" n bad governor as .well as a food executive for the full four ycar. e , . He advocated, however, the iiv elusion of a -.rjai-al "recall" provision in the constitutional amendment under which a chief executive could be removed from office "for cause." The governor, however, refused to endorse a second step of the VFW proposal which would provide that a former governor should become a. voting member-at-largc of the state senate following expiration of his term. -I still believe that all legislators should te elected by the people," Lancy said, "and I sec no excuse for an ex-governor having a post in the state senate. If his advice is needed it is always available, even though he isn't on the floor of the legislature." Meanwhile, the four-term idea failed to receive a very enthusiastic reception from other stite elective officers, porticularly.tho.se who have practicalis- made a lifetime career of their jobs. —Courier News I'hotos Pictured here arc three title-winning entries in the Livostccr: Division of the Northeast .Arkansas District Fair here. Shown at tr,p lelt is the champion Hcvefc.vrt bull, c\v»ci! anil entered by C. H. Whistle of \Vhistievillc. At lop rifshl is the champion Shorlbiin bull, exhibited by G. II. Florida of Osceola. Below: Ihc grand champion Shorthorn lemale, entered in tin livestock show by Ray Peebles and sons of Smith- villc. Poultry Division Winners Named Blytheville Entry Wins Judges' Award As Grand Champion Winning entries In the Poultry Division of the Northeast Arkun- Dlstrict Fair here were an- lounced by Fair officials yesterday. The grand pri7.e was awarded o B. E. He.isle of Blythcvillc, who "ntered a While nock cock. Grand chnmpEon awards went to David .ee Holt and Charles Roy Lutes of Blytheville. who entered a White :lock cockerel and a New 'Hampshire Red pullet, respectively. Other Poultry Division winners 'ollow; I3ark Cornish — Arllc Chisco of Black Oak: pullet, 3rd; cockerel, ?mt. Butt Leghorn — Anderson Baker of Lake City: cockerel 2nd and 3rd; hen. 2nd. Minorca — Bobby Koonlz of I!t. 3. Blytheville: pullet, 1st and 3rd. cockerel, 1 st. White Rock — James dray cockerel. 3rd. David Culdwell, pul- id. 1st- rock'c"d 3rd. Hilly Calri- well, pullet, 2nd and 3rd; cockerel, .nil. ^. t:. C'-Klwin: cockerel. 2nd. K. E. Hcsslc. cock. 1st. Mrs. Hc.ssie, hen 2nd ami 3rd. Nannie May Hcsslc, cock, 2nd. Shirley Mullen, pullet, 2nd. Hobby Mullen (FPA) pullet. 1st. .Light Brahma — Gilbert Dlsher (FFA): cockerel. 1st. Rhode Island Tied — liyvl Bc- vill (4-H): cockerel, 3rd. Hamburg — Larry Lunsford: pullet, 2nd. New Hampshire Reds — Mrs. Charles Lutes: pullet 2nd. Mrs. H. E. Hcsslc: hen. 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Mrs. A. S. Dean: cockerel. 1st. Buff Rock — B. E. Hcssic: hen. 1st. White Wyandotte — Nannie May j He.ssic: hen, 2nd. Harold Dayle: ock. 1st. Ira Kooncc: pullets. 3rd. Black Australop —- J. S. God*in: ockercl. 2nd: hen 1st. 2nd and •-' '"-'-old o<i"lfr cock, 1st. Brolina — Gilbert Bisher: pullet, Buff Bantams — M. U Nichols: ocfcerel, .:- am: 2nd. Geese — Buford Young: pair, ml. Nannie May "Hcsslc. pair, 1st. Ben Young: pu'.iet, 3rd. Young turkeys — Mrs. B. E. Hesic: 1st and 2nd. Leghorn — Lois tune: pullet, id; cockerel 2nd. Urill Phillips: nillet, 1st- cockerel. 3rd: hen, 2nd. Arnold Philips, pullet, 3rd; hen. st nnrl 3r.-; cot-'.;ercl. 1st. Barred Rock — Mr. Ha<io: pullet, st. Bantam pullet — Mrs. A. S. Dean, rd. Rhode Island Red — Mrs. R. I*. Johnson: cock 1st and 2nd; hen. st and 2nd; pullet, 1st and 2nd. Communists Denounced By Socialist Champion Durocs Shown at District Fair —-Courier \c\vs rholos Shown above riie two Duroc hogs awarded cliampicnship honors in Judging at the Noilhcast Arkansas Fair here. At left is the junior champion sow iMitci'C.I by Casllio Bros, farm at Luxora. At riyht is shown the champion Duroc bonr. owned and cshtoil'Hl by A. L. Whii.tle of Rose-hind. Surplus Firm Hides Still ATLANTA. Ga.. Sept. 27. (UP) — The sign said—"Tile Allied Salvage Company, Army-Navy-Marine Surplus." But the only surplus police raiders found inside was a 500-gallon whiskey still. The raiding revenue agents arrested Harry Lundquist and seized 400 gallons ot whiskey and 1,600 pounds of suyar. The church altar in what formerly was a Holiness church, was still intact and the still was established in a balcony above it. Junior Winners Announced in . Swine Judging Junior division winners in Swim* eparlment judging al the North- cast Arkansas District Pair here wove announced yesterday by Fair ofli- cials. This division is made u 1 ,) ot -I-H U:b and Future Farmers of Aincr- a members. The Champion Duror Gilt. wn; owned and entered by Hotuce Ellis of Blythcvill£. the list of w.ancis showed. Other 4-H and FFA \vinnevs. in Duroc judging ioUov,: Senior Bonr—Wilson FFA. Spring Boar Pi^—1. Morris Vincent of Campbell; 2. L. H. Autry o; Burdettc; 3. Ccrrol Carr; 4. Morr:.'. Vincent; 5. Alvin Uncles. Senior Gilt—1. H.uvev Ellis <.t Blytheville; 2. Carrol Can; 3. Dell FFA; 4. Carroll C.nr. Junior Gilt—1. Mou-is Vincen',; 2. L. H. Autry, Jr.: 3. Morris Vincent; 4. Julian Mitchell; 5. Rex Lowell; $. Alvin Uu-'os. Young Herd—1. Morris Vincent; j Dairies to Consider Plan For Co-operative Buying j Woman Obtains Divorce I And §50,000 Settlement jovernor Fears Election 'dec is Step Backward LITTLE ROOK. Ark.. Sept. 27. (UP)—Gov. Ben Lancy today expressed the opinion that n return .0 the procedure of electing a state education commissioner would be. a mistake and a "backward step.'" The plan had been suggested by James Mackrell, Little Rock radio evangelise, who announced earlier that he would circulate petitions asking that the proposal b; placed on the. ISA? ballot. . -• "We tried that system several years ago and had many good men." Lancy said. "But 1 fear Hint electing a man to the job would create a general situation that would not be an improvement." Chancellor Ruth F. Hale yesterday. The property settlement was agreed upon by Mr. nnd Mrs. Ellis and was included in the divorce decree. In addition. Mr.s. Ellis will retain an automobile, household furnish- hiRs nnri custody of their son. Hayne It In except for annual visits to his father. Ellis agreed to pay $75 a month Tor support of the son. until he is 18. when the monthly payments will be raised to $125. These payments will be continued until the boy is Graduated from college or reaches the HKC ol 21. ROME. Sept. 27. (UP) — The Leftist bloc seeking to overthrow Premier Alcidc dc Gasper' 1 :; government was split today when Giuseppe Sarngat, socialist leader, turned on the Communists with a denunciation of their attacks on democratic liberties. Saragat. leader of the more rightist of the Socialist- 1 ;' two factions in Italy, told Palmiro Tog- llatti, Communist leader, in effect to cease talking about liberties In Italy when "you Communists have Just strangled" freedom in Bulgaria. , He criticized the Communist attacks on the Marshall plan for nidin? Europe and on what he called the threat of new totalitarian regimes in Europe. The rift in the leftist ranks appeared In the National Assembly, which v.as debating motions of non-confidence In the cabinet from which the Communists were ejected last. Spring. Sarngat was bidding for a new moderate lefl-of-center government . 1 which would Include his party. He said he approved Toglialtt's spcccii in dcicn^j o: freedom In yesterday's dcbuUr. but then said: "I am afraid we can't believes a word he said, because the Com- munlst.s have just strangled a Ire? voice in Bulgaria." He referred to the execution of Nikola Petkov. oppositionist Agri- rlan leader. The rightist and (he government benches burst into applause, while the leftists sat in silence. Saragat's attack on the Communist program Included a demand for a new government. But the Socialist leader, who made a si*- weck visit to the United States last Summer, made it clear he could not stand with any leftist bloc. In debate on three motions of non-Vnfidcnce in DC Ga.spcri's government Communists and lc:t- wlns Socialists leaders in t'.i? National Assembly railed last nislU against the United States. British Ready To Pull Troops From Palestine LONDON, Sept. 27. (UP)—A foreign office spokesman said today that Britain would withdraw her 100,000 troops in Palestine as soon as the Uoilcd Nations assemblv decides what to do with the Holy Land. Well informed Whitehall source.' predicted that Britain would begir the withdrawal, or a reductior which would be only the first stey toward ultimate withdrawal, within two months. The Foreign Office suokesmar said Britain would refuse to accep' any postponement of a decision beyond the present meeting of th< f assembly. 'There will be an early withdrawal in the absence of a sctlle- ncnt," he said. However, he conceded that Bri;ain miglii agree to remain Jor ar intermediate period of one or twc months at most if the UN decided to set u]> a new International authority for Palestine- British Colonial Secretary Arthur Cre.ech Jones served notice yesterday on tlin Unilea Nations Genera! Assembly Dint Britain would eivf up the Palestine mandate anc withdraw its troons »"•» «*n< nicnt forces at an early date unless the UN found a solution to the Holy LITTLE J5CCIC. Ark.. Sent. 27. MUPI -_ Pul-Hski County dairytnc:! \vriT considering today tin- possibility ot or^aiiiv.in^ a coopci'iiiivr. (or ... v ., jthe purpose of purchasiiic feed, and ] j cutting costs. j They will hear a report nf an Arkansas Farm Bureau commiitcv [ v.-hich studied Novtlr.vos: Arkansas .dairy cooperative.", at Sweet Home jOct. 2. While the conclusions o[ the i vcixiit have not been m.idc publir. lit is ci'iirrnlh- beltcvrd th-tl th: 1 committee wns "favorably impressed.'" LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Sept. 27. iUI>> M;s. Ha;.ne Ellis. Jr.. today lia; a divr.rce plus a cash settlement of S50.COD iTtunU'd in- 1'ltlaski Concrete Culvert-tile Bins If to W (Rc Inferred or N»n-Reinforced) Cheaper &nd Lonrer Lastlnr than »nj other BrMce Material Concrete units for Sanitary PriTT— Concrete Septic Tanks. A.M. Webb Hwy. SI N. at BUte Un» Phone BljthrriUe 71* For 2. L. H. Autry Jr.; 3. Morris Vincrnr. I I Winning Poland China entries. • follow: vTriiitir Hoar Pig — 1. J^c Jonos of i I Elythrville; 2. p.irkm FFA. ! i Junior Hoar Pii:—1. Jim JOIK.S I I of uiyihevillc; 2. Joe' Jones; 3. \vil- j cum Swindle. ) Senior Sow Pis—i Jc;- Jones: -. Jim Jones. | Junior Sow Pis 1. Moua Jones: j 2. Charles Shelton; 3. Mona Joni-.s; •I. Wilbitrn Swindle. Young Herd —1, Jim Jor.e.s: -. Wi:- ] ; burn Swindle: 3, Joe Jane.". ' Dial 2231 r Free Delivery (in All avic and l';nu'v Groceries Quality Meats Fresh Fryers (l,ivo or Dressed) Freeman & Henley GROCERY \Vcsl Homecoming for Barbara .MtMPHIS, Term., Sept. 27. (UP) — Mayor James J. PlcasanU todfiy declared next Wednesday ns "Miss America, nay" in honor of Barbara Jo 'Walter, Miss America or '1W7 Miss Walker, How in Now York City, will return lor a homecoming Wednesday. Save a Little— Have Much! Lite insurance is a fortune . . . and whether a iwlicy is modest or small, everybody buys it on the installment plan. E. H. (Eddie) Ford Lynch Kuililiii- Phones Bus. 2811 K cs . 3183 f.O'i Lumcralc SI. Ul.ilhi-viHo Genera! American Life Ins. Co. ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS 1'rulect ;uul Preserve Your Hoof Have me to inspect your roof mnv, before bad weather and winter sets in. Eddie Saiiba I'hone 2j Hoofing Contractor Lot me solve vinir niyfin™ pvolileuis Hlylheville, Ark. County during Prohibition and I PROHIBITION? Last Saturday night the city police of Blytheville arrested 3B people for drunkenness. Monday they arrested 19 more. Tills is the glorious era of temperance promised us hy the liquor gang it we would repeal the Prohibition law. We challenge the liquor gang to give us the figures on the ;uresls (or drunkenness in Mississippi thiiing the last few years. Prohibition would stop the liquor interests from advertising in Ihc newspapers, over the radio and in other publications. They l.-oitld not spend millions of dollars advertising if it were not In- creasing .the sale of liquor. Our children would not read in the society columns about some of our prominent citizens having cocktail parties. If we had prohibition. The fact that the men who sell liquor and the men who drink it OPIMSC prohibition is sufficient proof that It is a blow to the liquor party. If we have prohibition, us a nation \ve arc taking n legal stand against one o( the grealcst evils known to mankind. This ad paid for by the Mississippi County Ministerial Alliance 0 ooNT MISS Features Last ~ Day's \ Showing WALKER 20 FREE ACTS Presented Sunday afternoon in front of Grandstand — Including — Dorothy Herbert Hubert Dyer, Comedy Maschino Troupe Mr. Arthur Billy Ray's Juggling Act / / *y w ^ The Great 'Chico' 41 EXHIBIT DEPARTMENTS The Complete Cotton Exhibit District 4-H Corn Show 4-H Dairy Judging Contest 4-H Livestock Judging Contest Apiary Department Floral and Art Department Poultry Division National Rabbit Show Community Educational Exhibit Home Economics Department Farm & Home Department Dairy Cattle Exhibit Beef Cattle Exhibit Swine Department Dorothy Herbert Main Grandstand Feature! lh This famous pn-sonalily will be the fraturc iitlvncli of the gr;indst;iml shows Sundiiy afternoon. She will be presented in two thrilling acts with her trained dogs and nonios. FAIR CLOSES AT 6P.M.
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