The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1951 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

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PAGB RLSTEEM BLYTMEVILLB (ARK.) COURO* » The Dutchman' Balks at Taking Stand in Tax Case GniMwald Refuses To TMtify on Report Of 'Shakedown' Try WABHINQTON vR-4!enry (The Dutchman) Grunewald refused today in ttftlly to * House committee iBveitlgatlng tax scandals. Omnevaid said he was acting on adTle of hu attorney. "The Dutchman," a mysterious man-about-Washlngton, was tilled before a House Ways and Means •ubcommtttee for questioning as to whether he knows anything about •n alleged $500.000 "tax Jlx" thake- down attempt. He and hij attorney, William P. Maloney, have been sparring with the committee for days over when and under what circumstances Gnmewald would testify. Obituaries Mrs. L. G. Byerly Dies in Hospital Mrs. L. G. Byerly, formerly of Mississippi County, died last night In t Mldifn, Texas hoepital. Mr. and Mrs. Byerly had moved »o MidlLn from Leachvllle where they »till own land. Services will be In S»n Diego, Calif. While In I^eachvllle, Mrs. Byerly WM active In civic and church affair! and was a leader In the move to obtain th« Community House then. Rotations Hold Christmas Meet Member* of Blytheville's Rotary Club iwapped glfti, listened to Christmas music and heard a Ohrivtmu *tory yesterday, when they held their regular luncheon meeting at Hotel Noble. Providing yul» musio was the First Presbyterian Church Junior Choir under the direction of Tom MlU«r *nd accompanied by Mrs Miner. SotelsW wtn Jenny Wren Mc- Oalla, MoNr Jot Beaaley and Oeorge AJene WJmbtrlj. high school sen- lot, told, the »tory of "The Other Wl» Man." Master of ceremonies wai Z. B Thonus. Quests Included C. O. Redman, Jr., and u. R. D. Hughes, Jr., a member of *h« dub on military leave at absence. I Commodity And Stock I Markets- New York Stocks Open High Low Close Mar 423« 4261 «15 4228 May 4225 4249 4200 4210 July 4165 4190 4140 4148 Oct M25 3849 3915 3915 ROBED CHURCHILL-Prime Minister Winston Churchill, dressed In flowing ceremonial robe, inarches In a procession ni Bristol University. Bristol, Eng. As chancellor of the University, Churchill presented degrees to n number ol prominent people and laid the foundation stone of a new engineering school. Winter Nips Arkansas One Day 'Early' LITTLE ROCK (/!*)—Winter has arrived In Arkansas with sulj-ircez- Ing temperatures and snov; a dny before its official arrival. The U. -S, Weather Bureau here said winter officially doesn't begin until 10:01 a.m. tomorrow. The mercury clipped to the 4- degree mark at Fayettevllle this morning, the coldest spot in the slate. And, the Weather Bureau jald, neur-7,ero temperatures can be expected in north Arkpnsns tonight. There Is a possibility that tlia mercury will go below zero. Light snow and freezing rain also were reported In north Arkansas. Mead Courier Ne»» Olluelfler) Ads. Reds SaidPlanningAttack HONO KONQ f/f\— The Hong Kong newspaper wah Xlu Yat Po said today Chinese Communists have decided on a /ullscnle invasion of Indochina before the end of June. Two of Jupiter's moons are Urge Own the planet Mercury. N. O. Col-ton Oiien HiBh Low Close Mar 4238 4258 4218 4228 May 4221 4238 4198 4209 July 4182 4185 4130 4150 Oct 3623 3844 3914 3320 Soybeans Jan \fch May July High 3035s 303 301 Vt 299*1 Low 293;; 298 S 207 « Close 209 280 New York Cotton A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper . ncth Steel Chrysler Cocn-Cola Gen Electric Ocn Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Hit Harvester J. C. Penney Republic Steel Radio Socoiiy Vnuuuni . atudcbakcr Standard of N > Texas Corp Sears .' U S steel Sou. Pao 155 1-2 01 1-4 50 7-8 50 1-2 C» 5-8 JIM M 57 1-2 51 1-8 67 5-3 IB 34 5-8 69 1-2 41 1-1 22 7-8 34 7-8 33 1-2 74 3-8 55 3-1 . 55 3-4 . 39 7-8 . 53 7-8 VMDAY, DKCCMBU M, 1** THE SONGS OF CHRISTMAS illustrated by Walt Scott Themnhtn HomW. 'Me***" wm Moolied (* Chart* itnnm, a iw»e<i Itbrettnt «i the Itrii century DM) something at a dondT. SenranH preceded Jemem when he otigMe* fro* hii grond corriooe, (mating oyster theft* and cthw litter from hit path. Hand*) *•> Umtdl off from the ««W completely during his vork M "The Meuiah." Often as not he left Untouched the teed brought h» Vf hn moimcvoiil. He completed the •rotorio ill M dort, a stupendous task. FSntO/ t"C MttQln VMfMd IMH Of TMf VQb*f, hi$ eye*. BM* QHP (HV fMV GOO HtVIMfr Fire Chief Urges Core in Use of Yule Decorations Fire Chief noy Head today urged Blythcvlllc residents to "make this Christmas a merry one by being especially careful with Christmas decorations." "Electrical Christmas tree decorations caused something like 2,900 fires in the United States fast year. That's a lot of property! damage that could have been prevented had people Just stopped to check their decorations." However, he added, none of the 2,000 Christmas tree /ires were in this vicinity. "Let's keep that record clean," Chief Head, cautioned. He urged homemakers to check their Christmas tree li«ht.s for possible short circuits and to always keep trees away from open flames, "According to statistics," Cruel Head stated, "It takes only two minutes for a short circuit In a set of Christmas lights to completely engulf a tree. So It would be wise if everyone would give their ChrJst- nins tree ornaments another heck." U. S. Congressmen Are Late to Tea SINGAPORE. I/PI — A group of American congressmen passing through Singapore almost missed tea at the University of Malaya. They arrived 80 minutes late— just as the tea and cakes were being removed from the tables. The party was given In their honor by Dr. Q. V. Allen, vice-chancellor of the university. The congressmen said their transport failed to show up at the hotel. The congressmen are members of a House expenditures subcommittee ' and are travelling around the world to Investigate problems arising from the ilow of supplies to American baicj. They Fire headed by Rep. Herbert C. Banner (D-N.C.I. Christmas gives us an opportunity to express our appreciation of your kind friendship and loyal patronage; we extend our thanks to our many friends and patrons and hope that the Christmas Season will be memorable. MERRY CHRISTMAS! Arkansas Paint & Glass Co. Blytheville, Ark. COUNCIL (Continued from Page 1) Park Commission aj being opposed to the sale partly because the Kroger parking lot then would interfere with the lelt-neld loul line of the Softball diamond ai It is now laid out. Another angle of the discussion was that the city can hold a clear title only to that part of the park acquired from Mr. Little as the rest has been granted the city for the lifetime of Mrs. Bancroft Terry. Upon her death, the eastern part of the field will be returned to her heirs. City Attorney Wright said for that reason he opposed purchase of the playground area from Mr. Little and advised against It when 11 was bought March 31, IMS, just before Mayor Henderson took office. Mr. Wright said the City stands In danger of some day holding only a portion of land there so small as to be of little practical value. Would Sell Whole Arc* Alderman Jesse White said he WHS "100 per cent In favor of selling the entire area as he believes It to be a hazard to Blytheville children. "Sooner or later we'll have the same thing we had out at high Santo Claus Gets Stuck in Tub; He'll Never Go Down Chimney CANTON, O. W)—Santa Claus In neighboring Minerva, O., finds It quite Impossible to squeeze into a chimney. In fact, he once got stuck in a bathtub. But this Santa—his real name school," Mr. White said. "Children will run out Into the street without looking and someone Is going to be killed. I favor doing away with it." A proposition brought before the Council by Alderman White died for laclc of support after he said It had been called to his attention that several people in the taxi business here were suffering a hardship due to their localities. "They want to know if the Council would consider renting curb space for office and telephone facilities as is done in some other cities —providing the merchants would okay It," Mr. White reported. ' The city attorney and city clerk told the Council that RU ordinance specifically prohibits parking of taxicabs on the streets. Alderman J. L. Nabers opposed selling of curb space "because if we start, one day it'll all be sold and we won't have any curb left." Is Raymond Pry, 47, a Minerva furniture dealer — doesn't worry about his 465-pound bulk. He claims he Is the world's biggest Santa Claus and he's a jolly man when Christmas comes around. For five years now, Fry has been playing St. Nick lor children's parties and other gatherings. He scorns pillows in favor of his honest-to-goodness paunch, but on one occasion he" regretted that. It was in Chicago, says Fry, and lie was playing Santa for a "bunch of tough kids." "They punched and pulled at' me," he says. "When I took my suit off, after that appearance, I was black and blue all over." Not all'averse to talking about his weight, Fry says: "I don't need anything unusual in the way of furniture to support my weight, but I do have an extra long bath tub. "I got stuck once this summer • In tlie tub because I had put too much soap in and couldn't get enough traction to lift myself up." MeC/oy Hits Charges BONN, Germany (If) —u. S. Hi«h Commissioner John J. Me Cloy today tartly described as "hit-and- run tactics" charee* hy u. S. Senator Allen J. Ellender D-La that McCIoy and his staff here are "Kv- ing like princes" and "spending money like wild people." The pearls ia American oysten have little or no commercial value. ALLEY OOP SEZ: Don't look now, bat the semion' for looking for fltls ta mlmort aver. Alley OOP (at a look at the d»te ud look at tbe look OB hi* tKf. Start (boppta* now! Read Courier News Classified Ads oppers 58 19. Our Selection of Fine Gifts for Men is still Complete . . . Despite the tremendous Christmas Sales during the past few Joys, we still have an unlimited selection of na- tionally advertised apparel that will fit the needs of any man. Gift Certificates In Any Amount Ill MAIM tl»HI **.&**<* ***** <**»

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