The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 1, 1947 · Page 5
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1947 Red Cross Aids Storm Victims Rehabilitation Work Is Launched in Four Counties in Arkansas HOCK, Ark., Jan. l._ (UP) - Th C American Red Cross oes»n Its rehabilitation work today in four Arkansas counties In which a cyclone last Saturday night and buiiclay destroyed 34 homes and left 51 families without shelter. Seven other homes were damaged an<) 220 barns, garages and other out-buildings were destroyed. These figures were announced 1 here today by Elma B. Boone, rfate relations officer [or the Red Cross niter a surrey Sunday by Jc/J Shcmwcll, field representative for Southern Arkansas. Of the houses destroyed, 18 were in Howard County, nine jji Mont- fomery County, three In Garland County and four in pike County. Of the seven damaged, three were in Garland County and two each in Montgomery and Pike counties. Of the out-buildings destroyed. 205 were In Montgomery County, eight in Pike county ,, n d seven In Gar- Innd County. Disaster representatives from St Louis have been assigned In all of me affected areas except those In Oarland County where the local chapters will be ab lc to handle the work Bob White has charge of disaster relief in Pike and Mont . gomcry counties; and Miss Betty Lewis and Mrs. Sarah Phillips have been assigned to Howard Truman Order Brings Slash In Excise Tax WASHINGTON, Jan. i,_<up>- Presldent Truman's action in terminating the state of hosllllttaj w lll reduce excise t*x* s on the American people by more than H.250- 000,000 « year, unless Congress changes the situation. The reduction would be eflec- tlve July i. Under the ^uldcnL's action 24 excise taxes will be reduced automatically on July 1 to pre-war rates. However, Republican leaders have promised an ove(hauling of the excise taxes. Tills might prevent some ot these levies from being cut to pre-war levels,' or It might mean further reductions. The taxes aifwted Include those on liquor, transportation, telephone and telegraph service, furs, jewelry, among other things. *• NEWS Read Courier News Wur.t A0». New Bids Asked by WAA On Two Oil Pipelines LITTLE HOCK. Ark.. Jan. 1. — (P)—The $147,000.000 Big Inch and Little Inch pipelines, running from l^ngview, Tex., to the East Coast o! tile u. S., and passing through Arkansas, today faced the probability of being sold to a private individual or firm. C. s. Christian, regional director of the War Assets Administration, said here yesterday that he had been advised that the huge war emergency lines would be rc- offercd for sale Immediately for use In transporting petroleum or natural gas. Bids will be opened publicly Feb. 10 and no proposals received" later than noon on Feb. 8 will'be.given consideration. Christian advised, Georgia Politics Fever Hot as New Year Dawns ATLANTA, On., Jan. 1—(UP) — Herman Tnlmadgc, son of the Intc Gov. Klect Eugene Talmndgc dc- clnred In a New Year's Day statement that he had the necessary pledges from members of the general assembly to be elecled governor and work for the principles of while supremacy advocated by his father. Young Talmadgc's statement came as (lie United Press straw vote poll among legislators gave U. Gov. Klect M. E Thompson the lead In the healed race for n successor to the outgoing Ellis Arnall this month. Reports circulated that Arnall mielit decide to resign before ills term expires on Jan. H lo permit a special election nnd thus avert legal entanglements over validity O t a provision In Die state constitution interpreted hy rabid Tahmiduc supiwrteis thai only the general assembly Is empowered to canvass votes and elect a governor. Soldier* Seek Floggers JERUSALEM, Jan. 1. iUP>—R»<1 bcrctcd troops of ihe British Bill Airborne Division moved In-.o ihe Jcwlsh city of Tel Aviv at CIKV.I, today and searched the Yemenite slum quarter for extremists who flogged lour British soldiers 5-.md.iy A curfew was proclaimed by pu- llce car loudspeakers In the Yemenite quarter anrt entry Into Tel Avi" was forbidden to everyone while the search progressed. Atomic Energy Control Shifts To 5 Civilians WASHINGTON, Jan, 1. [UP1-- Five civilians directly responsible lo President Trmmin today took over from (lie Army nil domestic control of atomic enei'uy. including (he atomic lx>mb. Chilli-man David Ulienthnl suld Ihe five-man commission would i-x- erl every effort to develop one of history's greatest scientific discoveries for (lie benefit of alt mankind. The transit'], lie said, means lli.il "the people of Ihe United Si air; are tuinlnu over | 0 live civilians the most (xitcnt weapon of all lime"Never l|t-forc has I here b-cn such a national Intent to us.-'a scientific discovery for luiinan wul- farc." Child Dies of Burns HOT SPRINGS. Aik., Jan. 1. (UP)—Severe burns suffered at her home in Cedar Glartcs, northwest of here Monday, proved fatal to two-year-old Peggy Lou Hcrron. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nollio EXPANSION <.untlnuril from Pace 1. 31.7 IXT cent over the 1945 power . er o rural subscribers jumped from 181 to Ml! durliiR the same period i-.nrt cild of the year figures will reflect still further gains, it WHS indicated. The Biiln in customers, both rural and city during 1945 was only 45 over the 1044 total. Early in 1940 the telephone cotn- Franklin tlcrron. Tlie child died Monday night In a Hot Springs hospital. pan; began the Insinuation of ud- ditlonul switchboard facilities In 'he Blylhevllle exchnnije mid I his work will be completed durlnir the New Year. YVMrr Kystems Glows Addition of 111 new customers miring l»t« R ud Ihe use of 3.000,000 more Ballons of water than In 1945. was reported, by Bernard Allen, maiwuer for the lllythcvllle Water Coirjuny. The outlook for the future Is Kootl, too. for the water system's owners have tentative plans for a 1100.000 expansion progriiin. purt ol '.vliii'h is sclicduled for 1041, Tlie Improvements will include Iny'iiB of larger water mains, nddl- tlon of ft fomlh deep well (o provide a larger supply, construction of ii new tank to better serve tin- western portion ol the city, anil further extension of existing lines In (he distribution system. 'Approximately 3.000 feet of new lines wero adtled durlnc 104« with one section extending T20 feet Into «« area which previously (ltd not have wnlor lines. It was estimated ilnil the 1946 Improvements cost around $18.000. The company how has 2.;(03 customers and this year 319.000.000 Kalians of water we're pumped Into the distribution lines lo serve those customers. The 1945 pumping report shows a total of 31C.090.IW9 gallon*. When the capacity of Ihe main feeder line is Increased, and the new tank provided for the Western part of the city, property owners can expect a reduction in fire Insurance rules as a result of the Improvements, u was indicated. $1.500,000 Power I'lojoi't ProRress, on llu- Arkansas Missouri Power Company's construction and service Improvement pro- grain, which was announced early In 1946i lias been miulc mid I lie work now'Is 45 per cent completed, according' to George D. Pollock Jr. chief engineer for the company. This program, originally estimated to cost 'approximately $1.000.000 when completed, due to Die Increased cost'of materials and further .expansion'planned during the ycnr will run close to $l.!iOO,000 nl- inoM $U3l).OOU of v.l,lull lias tilicady «:'cn cxpeiutud. 'If' JANUARY heralds the approach of NATIONAL THRIFT WEEK W 1/jeleetVear Ever You Eithe r we save anti H A VK - or waste and under the circiimslnn- cc:;, much [>ii>j;io.v; in (he b'.ijldlui; mid expansion i:rot;inm 1ms been made, ruTov<llii|. u> Mr. 1'ollook, 'the MliortiiKK ot critical mutcrluls "iiflng Iflli) wnn ,'von inoro ncnlc llinn (hat fiic-ed during the wn' 1 nix! In spile of ihe effort put forth '" rush Hie cumplc'Uon of this inuiii'am, work hns been slowed down duo 10 Ihe extreme difficulty In licit)]:;; delivery on ccrlnlii nciuw lionis, especially Irunslorm- el's, Insuliiturs inul steel. Nf" 1 Ill-l/iu- I'liiminl ,'T' lls vv " ; k vv >il be contliuicd In li'ii. by the cud of which said Mr. l'olloi;k, )t is expi-eU-d tlmt the •»•«• lli),(it)o-vnii. line between Pur- KKOiild iimi •iiiyiin-vlllc. Includlni; the <mnclln« of ,, ,„•«• M il«l,.(loii "I I iiriuiould nnd enlurceiiient of III- company's lilyihr-villc substation will hrtvr been completed cicpendlm: of course, on (lie luvill- nbibl.v of jiiiiterJiih cltirlin- (he year." '' Wlii-ii this new line Is completed Dlythcvlllo will hnvi- power nviiil- »l)le from four diffeicnt somvcs "I nddilf,,,, «, „„, , OC|1 | h , which win :i: , M1 re siifflcli'iit rapa-' to tnke euro of rec|iilremc-nls ' l ' ll f '"' '""" ' city mttrtc DurliiR nic> ye,,,, the electric company, whl.-li [,,is :i tol.-i tin- iil payroll of over M32.003 In Hlylhcvlllc iilcr.e, added 20 hew employees to further improve and expand its service. Tills number Includes employees of the Com- Diiny's coiicrnl office, which Isi loeatetl In 'Biylhcville. The figure also Includes all vet- crnns who Muring the year returned to the company In u position us good, nnd in most cases better, than the one relinquished •it the time of their entry jnlo this MI vice. The total number or employees worklnt! In um i mil of Blyllicvlllc (it tile iipresent time is 98, all of which mtikc tlielr homes hero. • Mny Award O»s franchise The City Council has before It two iiinillciitlons which would bring n fourth nilliiy into the city A company ivlilch distributes imturnl mis In Western Aikansns has filed concern proposes to tificlal e »» on a'citjr.-we It can get i>- fnnchUe from council. Both application* w been on the council calendar for ' Checks Rheumatic Pain Quickly r.Pl icatlcm for a franchise lo In- < ; ;, m ;^i;;n. stall mains and distribute natural .... Kas In niyllicvlllc und another .VJliVi""'" Sf/IS^^s^ o-sr^w^'™ • •»-*,• W ||| npn >OU Dot I •ol'l >>r >-?ur dnnSt £* w+ul .uirMtSTJSE it" Dnii; njij df UK".'B lore | TODAY — Bring Us Your ,' Poultry Hens — 25c I £ocks ... I8c Goese ! Duck s 24e Leghorn Hens * At Our HcKidcncc, nil \\. Vine 24c 20c W. T. DAVIS Yes, it's fun planning the future . . . Thinking about the Places you'll go ... the things you'll do. And those who are- fortunate enough to carry out these plans are the ones who look to the future-and are PREPARED for the future. January heralds the opening of NATIONAL THRIFT WEEK! and there's no better time to open that savings account as you have so long intended to do. Set aside a certain amount of your mcome for savings regularly. It's surprising how it adds up! THE FIRST \\IIO\ IN BLYTHE VILLE The Only National Bank In MissiSsipi County . 'v . ~K ^ c *(MM<r«« t M .«. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE! LINEN BUYS FOR JANUARY A. TERRY TOWELS-H.e Ing l,.th eizc you've wanted; vliitcs, white villi Iionlcrs, and ||, e 8 , } UJ cn . ucinlile folorsj Big values.' ««} . B. KITCHEN TOWELS of bright ••'"'* fast-color prints on cotton,' " «J C. KITCHEN TOWELING. PHntcd cotton in fust colors' 69c D. lUNCHEON CLOTHS in new leaf design?! I'asl-cotor crasli-t" ' I'rinlcd cJojfw, 5t" x 54"' I cS •'~~ ""-"-' -- ' — "*— - ''• -''- E. PRISCILLA CURTAINS in dot: ted and figured inarquisclte, full. ' cut tviih nice full ruffles!, . . Tailored marquiscltcs' 4 t * F. CHENIUE SPREADS; rich, coP orful and long-wearing! G. CRETONNES. Sun-fait, 7 tulJ." fast, 36" herringbone. 98<y<l> r f^. O.7U H. ALL-WOOL BLANKETS; 5^ year guarantee to resist moth dam-raw— » 10.90

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