The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1951 · Page 6
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BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1951 RFC Reports Large Profits in 1950-51 WASHINGTON (AP)—The Reconstruction Finance Corporation today It had turned Into the Treasury a neat profit made amid oi political Influence on RFC loans. Arkmnta* Hews Briefs — 17 Are Killed In State During Past 7 Days By THE ASSOCIATED PHKSS Seventeen persons have died violently in Arkansas since last Monday. J1r« o( the deaths were recorded Saturday; mother took place Bunday. The Sunday death was that of »n 11 year old Negro boy who died In a fire at Camden. The boy, Henry Glllley, was an Invalid end unable to walk. While he was •lone, his mothers 1 home caught fire and he perished. • Saturday night two Negroes. Roosevelt Nard. 41, and Nettie Harper 40 were killed when their automobile und a freight train collided near Texarkana. Earlier Saturday two other persons died In unrelated traffic accidents and another man died of bums suffered last Thursday. The government's lending agency •cportcd net earnings of $7.600,0(X) on its loans during the fiscal year wlllch ended June 30. This was n return of 7.6 per cent on HFC's capital stock, held by the Treasury. The agency also turned over 15 TRUMAN million dollars made In its programs for producing synthetic rufo- •r and tin and from the liquidation of NS'nrtime assets. W. Stuart Symington, who took (Continued from P«e« 1) rllcatlon that he would not take "no" tor an answer. It Murray should sny "no" the decision on what to do next would be up to the President and he would hove to make It quickly. Blrel mills start hanking fires as much as four days before a shutdown, May Need Decisions The possibility of a need for White House decision on the Panmun]om talks stems from the fact that Dm. 27 is the deadline for working out a truce on the basis of Ilie aprerd orase-nre line. There Is lltllf llltc- _ lihnod that a decision would be marie on extension of that time, or starting all over npnln from scratch, without a nod Irom Ihe President. over the apency In May alter the previous five-man hoard of direc-1 Th« President also has on his tors was abolWied in a clean-up | mind the huslnes.s-n.itl politics— ve said he was "pretty proud"!'hat will come up In a rmn niter the report for the fiscal year. Congress returns from Its vacation tin of the rei "Doesn't Cost a Cent" 'This Is one agency that doesn't cast the Rovcrnmcnt a cent." Symington told a news conference. A senate committee which Investigated the RFC (lining thn period covered by the fiscal report, declared (hut the agency had yielded "web of Influence" around the RFC had White House connections. Symington listed a series of rc- [onna undertaken since May and snld they should make "any attempt at Influence poison around here now." The new steps include taking away (he power of regional offices to make final approval of loans, a policy ol lull releast ol Information on all loans, a requirement lhat attorneys or representatives of borrower.! must register before action Is taken on their loans, and the beginning ol competitive bidding on all sales of securities or properties India Assignment Given Husband of Former Resident The husband of a former Biythe- ville woman has been named farm machinery adviser for the government of Pakistan. He Is J. K. Garner, Greenwood. Mls.s,, who married the former Mary Mae Little, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Little and sister of Tom A. Little, Sr. of niytheville. Mr. and Mrs. Gamer will leave [or Karachi Jan. 1 where he will assume hLs appointment under the Food and Agriculture Organization, of the United Nations. Mr. Garner served a.s president of the National Retail Farm Equipment Aassoclation this year and is listed as a charter member and organizer of the Mid-South Farm Equipment Association. ,Ian. The White House did not say how IUIIR Mr. Trumnn will be Kone. The Indication was that the return date will be decided on the basis of whn corncs up. The nearest approach to a scheduled official event was the Presi- community Christmas tree, a graceful 40-foot spruce on the south grounds of the White House. He will do that from his home, and broadcast his annual Christmas Santa Clous Took over U.S. On Weekend Morley Finally Quits— LITTLE ROCK—The long-pre- dlcttd resignation of Dean Morley as Arkansas Revenue Commissioner finally has taken place. Morley quit Saturday, effective h( , M by the Corp or,-Hlon. Jan. 18, to enter private law prac- Synthetic Rubber Sal «ee In Uttle Rock. Gov. McMath who accepted the resignation "with regret," said Morley would be succeeded by Carl Parker, formnerly. assistant revc- av» commissioner and more rccent- ^ lUte purchasing agent. t John Brown, now purchasing ng- (nt lor the State Highway De- p»rtment, will become state purchasing agent. No one was Injured but a and trailer were damaged Killed in Plane Crash— TJTTliE ROCK—Two o( the persons killed In a plane crash in Iran yesterday were native Arkan- They were Dr. Henry G. Bennett, director of President Truman's point Pour aid program, and James T. Mitchell audio-visual specialist oa Dr. Bennett's staff. Dr Btnnett was born In Nevada count* »nd graduated from Oua- ohlU College at Arkadelphia. Shortly atterwnrd he left his natty* 'Btate to engage In educational work In neighboring Oklahoma. He vu on kav« M president of Oklahoma A. md VI. College when he w« Wiled. MHchell, at Btlllwater. Okl»., w« born In Fort Smith, where his late *sth«r, James T. Mitchell, was a Mlesnui for Speer Hardware Co. fw many years. He left Fort Smith u i mall boy. None Are Injured In Truck Mishap Symington said the RFC. which handles synthetic rubber production lor the government, sold 504.466 long ton. 1 ! of synthetic rubber amounting to 29fi million dollars during the year. The rate ol production Increased from 452,000 to 840,000 long tons a year. The administrator said synthetic rubber is selling at 28 cents ft pound, approximately half the price of natural rubber "ultimately will be further henvlly reduced." Symington snld RFC sa!e.s of refined tin during the year amounted to 39,077 tons, for l net income ol $9,600,000. The RFC also Is the sole Importer of tin in the U. S. In its lending activities RFC approved 3,211 loam totaling 200 million dollars. At the close of the year, the cnr- poralion had outstanding 11,000 business loans with balances ot 606 million dollars. Tills was a decline of 1,092 loans and 108 million dollars from tho figures for June 3, 1030. Only 57 of the new loans amounted to more than one million' dollars. These 27 totaled *15O,S28,505. truck when hey went Into R ditch olt Highway 61 about one mile north of Luxora yesterday. Deputy Sheriff Dave Young said the tnick driver, who was driving 'or a New York firm, said another truck was stopped on a bridge as rie approached from the south. He told Deputy Young that his trailer Jack-knifed when he applied his brakes and careened into a ditch. The truck. Deputy Young said was filled with grapefruit which had to be transferred to another tnick. Farm Worker Killed In Stove Explosion A farm worker, William J. Ellen berger. died Saturday morning a Kennedy Hospital, Memphis, afte he suffered burns which occurre at his home on Spann's Island, nea Luxora .Thursday night. . He had been employed by th Luxora Gin Co., for about a month His sons, Joey, IB. and Kenneth 13. reporter! that. Mr. Ellenberge received the burns when he trie to start a fire with tractor fuel. Obituary Lap. InsecU In Slam *eem to pre ler the Thailand rain-tree on whtc to live.- These insects produce tl Important gum for use in varnish and polishes. Yuletide Party Fire in Mexico Is Fatal to 41 TIJUANA. Mexico CAP)—-Screams of dying children and women left this city gripped today In the horror of a Christmas party fire that took a toll officially estimated at 41 or more lives. Burnert and broken remains were still being examined in an effort to complete an accurate count. There were unofficial estimates ranging up to 90 or more, Dist. Atty. Francisco Gastanon JJT who announced the official estimate said he believed it was the hlg toll of deaths in a single fire In tht* history of Mexico. Eighty-eight who escaped from the burning, three-story bulldin downstairs to a single doorway, wfi'e treated for burns at the Miguel Alc- mnn Hospital. Officials said the only lire escape was not only locked but boarded up. Thirty-three were stll^in the hospital, five or K!X on the verge of death, doctors said. Among the 33 were 19 children. CEASE-FIRE (Continued from Page 1) There was little air action except for strikes against Communist railways and supply facilities. Six hundred soldiers jammed a new chapel near the front Monday and heard Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, celebrate his first wartime mass In Korea. A hand-written letter from Maj Gen. William F. Dean to his wife In Berkeley. Calif., was turned over to U. N. negotiators by the Red: Monday In Panmunjom. The letter Immediately was put aboard ! plane for Japan. It will he forward. ed to Mrs. Dean from Tokyo. The letter was delivered soon aft er R Communist correspondent tol< of Interviewing the former 24th Dl Truman Slated ' To Ask Foreign Aid of $7.5 Billion WASHINGTON, m — President Truman reportedly plans to ask Congre.ss next month to vote a foreign. aid program of about the same size It approved this year. This word came yesterday from an informed official who declined to be quolcd by name. He told newsmen the tentative budget figure is about a billion dollars less than the 8% billions Mr. Truman asked last year. Congress voted $1,284.000.000 making most of the cuts In economic rather than arms aid. A decision to reduce the asking price would come at a time when Britain and Prance are in tighten- FLIERS By The Associated Press The week end bowed to the Yule pirit with Santa GMaui turning p everywhere — at the White louse, in court rooms, nt or- anase.s, and In men's hearts. He was both a mesvncer of Joy nnd a bearer of sadness in this econd successive year with Amer- cans fighting in Korea. His bag if gifts bulged with hope, faith and sympathy. At Pope Air Force Base. N. C-, Santa arrived in a helicopter^, bringing mountains of presents 1.000 orphans feted by the Ninth Air Force In what probably was North Carolina's biggest Chrlstmns party ever. In Washington. President Truman met with his Cabinet and afterwards Attorney General J. Howard McQrath told newsmen: 'We- talked about Santa Clnus and decided he was a pretty good fellow." Santa's spirit seemed to be watching In a New York City court room where Federal Judge Samuel H. Kaufman freed a 19- year-old car thief, got him n Job and gave him a ten dollar bill. "It would bother my conscience to send you to Jnll Just before Christmas," the Judge told Encll Pannant. Vlto Stamata hart Santa In his heart, and six-year-old Ralph Marlmarlo. of Hasbrouck Heights, N. J., probably thinks Stamata Is Santa. Stamata, a Lodl. N. J., build- Ing contractor, heard last Christmas that young Ralph wrote Saint Nick to see If something could be done so he could walk. The boy was born without bones In his legs. The contractor has spent more thnn »0,000 on operations In the. Inst year. Yesterday Ralph walked for the nrst time, using artificial legs that replaced his boneless legs after amputations. NEW SPIRIT - .......... ..... „ ..... _ ..... ...... _. vision commander nt a prison camp ing financial straits. On the other hand, the U.S. deficit for the current fiscal year ending June 30 is due to set a peacetime. hSgh. near Pyongyang only three days ago. The prisoner of war subcommittee continued Its debate over lists of prisoners exchanged last Tuesday. The subcommittee working on the problem of how to police a truce reported no progress. To Meet Tomorrow Both groups scheduled meetings for Tuesday, Christmas Day, at 11 a.m. (9 p.m. EST Monday) in a last-minute attempt to reach agree- < Con tinned Irom Pag* 1) the dark days ol Christmas tft41 when this nation found Itself fight- Ing for survival In the most terrible of world wars. "The world Ls still In danger tonight," he said, "but a great change has come about. A new spirit has been born and has grown up in the world. . . "Tonight we have a different goal, and a higher hope. Despite difficulties, the free nations of.the world have drawn together solidly for a great purpose, not solely to defend themselves; not merely to win a bloody war IT It should come; but for the purpose of creating a real peace—a peace that .shall be a positive reality and not an empty hope; a Just and lasting peace," NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 Libby continued to press the Reds for a "factual definite accounting" of 50.000 prisoners of war the U. N. says the Communists hold but failed to list on the roster given the Allies last Tuesday. North Korean Maj. Gen. Lee Sang Jo said the Reds permitted prisoners to go home and "lead a cozy life.' He called it part of the Commun- In a nearby tent, Rear Adm. R. E. 1st "revolutionary prisoner policy." terms. (Continued from Page 1) to find out who Is supposed to pay the fines, where the money has to be paid, and how, Reds Take Holiday Tills is an official holiday In Hungary so workers will have thres days off around Christmas. Banks and Government offices were closed. Reports telephoned from the Budapest American Legation to U. S. authorities In Vienna said it was doubtful whether the four could be balled out before Christmas. George Abbott, U. S. charge d' affaires at Budapest, said efforts to reach Communist officials to earn the conditions for their re- .ease, were fruitless. He said the Reds apparently were celebrating the holidays and the . banks will not reopen until Dec. 27. American efforts to 'communicate with the fliers failed. And U. S. Minister Christian Ravndal said their trial and convictio ncame as a complete surprise to him. The military court said the C-47 and all its equipment had been confiscated and that the equipment proved the fliers meant to help spies and diversionists In Communist Hungary. The Soviet flghterj that forced it to land are stationed In Hungary under peace treaty Last Times Tonitt Ihe Sea Hornet' Rod Cameron Charged with Murder— DUMAS—Cecil Rice. 36-year-old Dumas Ice plant operator, has been charged with first degree murder •fter reportedly telling officers he feared he'd thrown his wife into the Mississippi river. Sheriff Robert S. Moore said Rice who surrendered 10 days ago, related he'd been drinking, had a h»zy recollection ol seeing his wife on the floor of their home and "thought" he later had thrown her •Into the river near Arkansas City. Prosecutor Pat Mullis tiled the murder charge Saturday. ShortU. • fterward Circuit Juds;e Honrs Bmith dismissed a petition lor writ of habeas corpus which wnuk have freed Rice from jail. No trace has been found of Mrs Rice or her body. The river has been dragged without success. Woman Finds Economic Gif* Problem Solution Mrs. Kale Chamilor. 2100 Edwards, solver! her Christmas fllcp- pinc problems both quickly and economically this year. Mrs. Chandler sairi she ha? only a sporadic income Irom sewinc ar.ri 1 found there was tin monry left over for Christmas pre-=enlE. But by iifinc her sewiiu talent.:, she wound up with gifts for 30 friends and relatives. She macie each of them an apron. ToUl cost !or 30 ciftr: J1.05 for material. Monte Sanders Rites Are Held Funeral services for Monte Sanders were conducted yesterday by the Rev. J. \V. Rainwater, pastor of First Christian Church in Cobb Funeral Home chapel. Burial followed in Maple Grove Cemetery 1 . Mr. Sunders. v,'ho was 62. died In a Little Rock hospital Friday night. He wns a native ot Friendship. Term., and came to Blythevllle 42 ycnrs fico. Survivors Include two sons, John Roland Sanders. Honolulu. Hawaii, and Ben Gregory, Chtcnco; and two sister-. Mrs. Ed Stanley auri Mrs. D. A. H.irwell of Parkin. P.illbrnrors were Shields Edward. Vance Hrr.rtcr?on. Jimnilr Edwards, Horace Hudson, Jack Garrlgan and R. A. Nelson. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. 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