The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1951 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 22, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWi SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, mi Agri Department May Be Next Item On 'Probe 1 List 'Get-Rich-Quick Deals' Blasted by Ellender In Gathering Data WASHINGTON (API— Two "gct- rtch-qulek" deals Involving Department of Agriculture employe,! may get a public airing early next year by a Senate committee, It wns learned today. One Involved profits of more than $100,000 from leasing surplus Government buildings at Camp Crowder. Mo., and then subleasing them to another Government, agency to •tore grain. An Inv«fmenl Pool The other was an "Investment pool" formed by federal employees to speculate in oil and gas rights on land formerly,owned by or under mortgages held by the Department of Agriculture. Three Investigators for tils Senate Agriculture Committee, under Sen. Ellender n-Ia., have been gathering data for a "preliminary report" on both matters. Most of the key witnesses involved are, in St. Louis and Kansas City, In President Truman's home state of Missouri. Full Probes Demanded Initial Senate demand for full probes of the two deals came from B«n. Williams,H-DcV, who touched off the sensational tax baud hearings. Ellender said in New Orleans that the probe would not be a general Investigation of the department but •would b« confined to charges made by Williams and Sen. Kern R-Mo. Hearing Ii Probable, Ben. Aiken R-Vt., the ranking minority member ol the Agriculture Clmmittee, said at Montpelier, Vt, r that a full-dress Senate hearing Is probable. Alken said favoritism nnd wrongdoing are involved and that some of th« act* probably "not only were mnethlcal but Illegal a» well." Husband Held In Death of Frozen Bride JACKSON, Mich. (IP)— A M-ycar- old trucking firm executive was Jree on bond today to await examination Jan. )1 on a manslaughter charge in the death by freezing of hU young bride In the driveway of their home. Edward Q. Spencer furnished 15,000 bond yesterday following Issuance of the warrant In the death of Ills wife. Loretta, 21. Mrs. Spencer was found dying Wednesday morning In nine below zero weather. Prosecutor George Campbell said Spencer admitted he left his wile In the driveway "too drunk" to walk after an evening of drinking together at a tavern. Mrs. Spencer had filed suit for separation last July, accusing her husband of giving her "a life of hell." They had been married In May. Later she withdrew the suit. Obituary N. W. Tronthom, Owner of Coal Firm Here, Dies Commodity And Stock Markets— < N«w York Stocks Msr , May July Ort . Open High Low Clos . 4193 4216 4181 4209 . 4171 4200 41C7 410 . 4HTI 4139 4105 413 . 3883 3000 3877 3000 N. O. Cotton Mull ins Wins Corn Yield Contest Title E. S. Mullins, Blytheville, Rt 4. 'estcrday wns named Arkansas cheimpton In the DcKnlb Agricul- ure Assor'atioivjs corn yield conlosU As first p]nce""w!nner, Mr. Mullins was presented with a set of silverware nnrt will receive n first place trophy at a later date. Mr. Mullins lind an overage yield of ti little more than 105 bushels pe* icrc on his contest plot, E, B. Coofc of Sikeston, Mo., a representative of the DeKalb Association, said In announcing the contest winner. This is the second year that the Association's corn yield competition has been held In Arkansas, Mr. Mullins farms 80 ncres near the Shady I^ane community southwest of Blytheville. He hns farmed In that vicinity for a number of years. According to Mr. Cook, Mr. M«l- liiis 1 contest plot wns taken from a 12-acre Iract. Eighty pounds of anhydrous am- N. W. Tranlhatn, 70. owner auy Trantham Coal Company here, died at his home at 110 East Ash Street last night after a long illne.s.'v. He had lived In Blylheville since 1918 and was a native of Manna- duke, Ark- Mr. Ti-antham was a member of (he Pull Gosj>el Tabernacle. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Beulah Trantham; two sons, Kim Trantham of Chicago and Pete Trnntham o! Flint, Mich.; three step-sons, TJ. L. .Johnson and Gene Johnson, both In the armed forces, and LC« Duncan of Blytheville; two step daughters, Mrs. Willie Mae Welder of East St. Louis and Myrtle Miuslinou of Flint; and one sister, Mrs. Media Carey of Dexter. 68th Arkansan Is Confirmed On ROW List By Th« AMMiaUd PreM WASHINGTON—The confirmed number of Arkansanj on the Communists' lint of prisoners of war has climbed to 68. Added yesterday to those previously listed by the Defense Department as known prisoners was Lt. Jame> L. Stone. 1st Cav. Dlv., •on of Mr. «nd Mrs. S. li. 1 Stone, 4M east second st.. Pine Bluff. Ark. The Reds says Stone is held at Pyok-Dong. of 10 Per Cent Tax Sought LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas will shoot for 1952 property tax asses- ment at 20 per cent of true value That percentage was fixed as a "Uniform standard" yesterday 05 the State Public Service Commission. What this means Is that taxpayers are expected to assess their real and personal property at an average of 20 per cent of the property's actual worth. Taxes then are figured, at fixed rates, on the basis of assignments. Mickey Mouse' Boot 'o Keep CoM A way ! rom Marines' feet OM THE EASTERN FRONT, Koret (fi— The U. S. Marines have been Issued » "Mickey Mouse" boot which they believe eliminates any chance of another winter's epidemic of frost-bitten feet. The new rubber boots are to novel that one of the directions for taking care of them Li. "use ordinary tire patching materials to repair punctures. This is a must." Col. Chester R. Allen of Auburndale, Pla., 1st Marine Division supply officer, said the "vapor barrier" boots have proved "100 per cent effective" against frostbite since he Issued them In November. Only one complaint has been noted. That is they are hot and heavy. Marines have dubbed them "Mickey Mouse" because of their clod-hopper ihape, like the cartoon character's feet. At tow tui AHej Oop.te t» bow oat at the ptrtvr and do hi* (happhv. if ywi've done your ihoppfair, Uk« » hnr. U Mt, beUer bow wrt wiifc AHcr. WINS PRIZE: Christmas may come but once • year but at leas one Blytheville housewife is pretty well convinced that there in a Sant Glaus and if he doesn't show up again on the usual dale, her Chrlstma stocking won't be empty by any means, she's Mrs. Crandall Kinnlngham 2300 Birch, who Is shown above inspecting her brand new 1952 Westing house Laundromat which she won as a prize In a $125,000 Jingle Contes sponsored by Lever Brothers Soap Co. The prize—and surprise—was delivered this week by Ark-Mo Power Co., Laundromat distributors for this nrea. Ark-Mo local manager Jlmmle Richardson and Lever Bros, representative W. R. Davis made the presentation. Mrs. Kinningham is also eligible for a 510,000 grand prize to be awarded in the Lever Bros. Contest. Cobb Funeral Home Is In charge. Arrangements are Incomplete! pending arrival of relatives. Navy Defends Willett Hiring BLAST monlti were used to fertilize the plot. Mar May July Oct , Open High Low Closa . 4189 4217 4185 4217 . 4175 4198 4165 4195 . 4110 4135 4105 4134 . 3887 3805 3887 3808 Soybeans Dynamiting Investigated . OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)—An Investigation of tho dynamiting of an 8-inch gas line seven miles north of Potenu was getting underway today. (Continued from Page 1) _ alive. WASHINGTON. (IP) — The Navy I "The (iead men we can't help," says It wns Justified in hiring Wll- Poster said. "We are doing evcry- liam L. Wlltett, \vlio lost his Re- constilictton Finance Corporation (RFC) Job alter a Senate Investigation. A Navy statement, issued yesterday In response to queries, snlil W1I- lett Is fully qualified for his new $ll,800-a-ycar post. He was employed by Undersecretary of the Navy Francis Whibehalr and assigned to Navy personnel and housing activities, Willett nntl four other RFC board Jan Men May July High 298 »; 297-H 287 295U Low 297->i 23 8'.1 295',<; 293'.4 11'.30 288 Vi 207 VS 296 1 ; 294 » New York Cotton A T and T 155 1-4 Amer Tobacco 615-8 Anaconda Copper 503-8 Beth Steel 51 1-4 Chrysler > 63 1-* Coca-Cola 104 1-4 Oen Electric 575-8 Gen Motors 51 Montgomery Wnrd 87 1-8 N Y Central 11 3-4 Int Harvester 34 7-8 J. C. Penney 58 1-4 Republic Steel 41 1-2 Radio 53 Socony Vacuum 34 7-8 Studebaker . 337-8 Standard of N J 75 Texas Corp 55 3-4 Sears 56 U S Steel 40 Sou. Pac 60 7-8 Troops Get Book Matter TOKYO, m—The Par East Com- miuul headquarters'.says five million magazines, two million paperbound bcoks ami 18,000 cloth-bound books have been distributed to Allied soldiers in Korea since July, IKO. thing possible to get to the men who may be alive." Relatives Slaiul By Inside the dismal concrete building sheltering the shaft, about 30 women — mothers and wives were standing around in forlorn groups. Some were sobbing. Cars lined the highway for miles and ambulances were standing by. The five bodies were taken to the Junior high school were thej were stretched out on the gyrnna- membcrs lost their Jobs In a shake- slum Moor. There they were identl- up. It followed a Senate probe in] tied. City officials made ready to which the lending ngcncy was care for as many as 100 bodies, charged with yielding to an "in- Authorities said the condition lluence ring." I the bodies indicated that some o Hudson Price hi ike Approved WASHINGTON (#•)—An increase of almost five per cent in the price of Hudson automobiles — ap- jarently the first of new higher ceilings for nearly all cars — has been authorized by the Office of 'rice Stabilization OPS. Hudson sought, and received. 4.891 per cent boost In its wholesale fob prices at the factory. OPS said the increases would range from $90 to $145 per car at retail if Hudson decides to pass them on to buyers, Train Run Canceled LITTLE ROCK — Cancellation of the Missouri Pacific Railroad's daily passenger train between McGehee, Ark., and the Louisiana Line has been approved by the Arkansas Public Service Commission. Mo-Pac had told the commission It lost $15.958 on the run in the first 10 months of last year. Bond Issue Gets 'No' LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Attorney General's office says the city of Mountain Home cannot legally carry out its proposal to issue revenue bonds for purchase of nri electric distribution system. City officials want to issue the bonds to buy the system from the Arkansas Power and Light Co. AP&L Is resisting the move, and a special eelction to determine the Issue has been set for Jan. 15 in Mountain Home. An opinion prepared yesterday by Assistant Atty. Gen. Cleveland Holland neither the state constitution nor the legislature has granted cities authority issue revenue bonds for purchase of electric systems. , VA Office Sets Holidays The Veterans Administration Contact Office here will be closed this Monday and the following Monday, but will be open Saturday, Dec. 29, and the following Saturday from a a.m. until 4:45 p.m., It was announced today. Normal hours will be resumed after the holidays. Including the regular Saturday closing. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Letter Wins Bicycle Judy Smothermon, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Smothermon of Blytheville, won bicycle in a contest for the best letter written to Santa Claus. Jimmy Williams, manager of Meadow-brook Dairy here, said today. The dairy sponsored the contest. Saturday "LAWLESS COWBOY" with Whip Wilson Also Cartoon & Serial the dead had been killed by con cu-ssion. The mine employs about 1,10* men. The night shift, had began It last trick before starting the Christ mas holiday. 70 Are Killed in Week 10 LITTLE ROCK — At least persons have died violently in Arkansas this week—and a travel- heavy holiday weeeknd is yet to MOX I'hnne W.I • Shnw Slttrtn Weekdays 1:00 S:it.-Sun. 1:00 Always n Uouljlc Feature Saturday NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 BlUllUDTT MMBONEK —I'lllS- Saturday Forrest Tucker "ROCK ISLAND TRAIL" Saturday Owl Show 'The Magic Face r Lulher Adler Sunday & Monday 'The Sea Hornet Rod Cameron Also Cartoon Hal man with Robin" Seria Saturday l.ate Show On This Very Special Day Joe JicDonkcs Comedy "Cody of 1'ony Express" Serial Sunday & Monday "••!»*!• tf«r «f Anmta-il "ori.19 M«e Wom»! Tuesday The Lady From Texas' Howard Duff — Mona Freeman «ftis iv -"'$ci)U SMITH-BRADY —Plu Latest News £ Cartoon MOTOR SALES CO., Inc. HUBERT SEYMORE, Manag.r DeSoto, Plymouth, Packard BlythevlUe, Arkansas be concluded. However, only two of the deaths reported since last Monday have been attributed to traffic mishaps. 9,000 Die on Highways LITTLE ROCK — Traffic rals- hnps hnve kiUed more than 9,- (KJO persons In Arkansas since the beginning of the automobile era. The exact number Isn't known because no one kept a record o! traffic fatQllttes before 1918. Since- then, State Police report, 8,924 are known to have died on the highways and streets of Arkansas. There were 37 traffic deaths In the state of '918. The record for one year was 503 in 1941. State Police yesterday had recorded 406 motor vehicles fatalities ior 1951, with 10 days left in the year. Saturday Owl Show "INVISIBLE WOMAN" Virginia Bruce John Barrymor* Sunday & Monday 'Crosswinds" John Payne Rhonda Fleming Also News & Shorts REPAIR SERVICE A 11 appliance*: refrigerators, frceiers, ranges, and washers Radios and small appliances. All our work is guaranteed. I Adams Appliance Co. Tuesday & Wednesday "HAPPY GO LOVELY" David Niven • Vera Ellen c 406 W. Main Phone 4591 CLEARANCE OF WINTERWEAR Reg. 7.98 ' GOOD, WARM SNOWSUITS 4.88 The .1-pc. kind, ztp« from ankle to neck, saves so much dress- Ing'and undressing time. Specially treated .rayon satin twill, it's water, wind repellent. Fur collar, bonnet trim. Knit wrists, anklets. Rayon fleect lined. Reg. 4'.88 Now 3. 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