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'AT, JAKUART 1, 19BJ One Thing Certain For Arkansas in 1952-'Hot Polities' LITTLE ROCK <AP)_Just wliat this New Year as others, will bring, no one knows. But, in Arkansas, as well'as the nation, it's a good bet 1952 will produce some hot politics. • •• s « soon For the nation, this Is dential «lectlon year. For Arkan- sa» H «l*o Is »n even-numbered year in which a governor, congress- Arkansas' New HighwayDirector Given Free Hand 'Gov. MeMoth Tells Fullerfon: 'Hire or Fire Whom You Please' LITTLE ROOK. Wi-Olen Fullerton, to whom Gov. McMath has pi'omised « free hand, became Arkansas Highway Director today The former Conway County judge school teacher and superintendent of a Morrilton orphanage succeeds J. C. Baker, who resigned after' Highway Department heading the under three governors. On the eve of his installation Fullerton me t with McMath and members of the Highway Commission. The governor told him: •^ "In regard to any personnel chan- ^!s In the department that may be desired In the interests of the road program, you have full authority to hire and nre, and whatever decisions you make will have my full support." Pullerlon indicated som« changes will be made. "There is an impression that the Highway 1 Department la dragging its feet," h« said. "This ought not to be true." He said' he plans to make Inspection tours of all of the state's highway districts with a" view toward tightening up construction practices. The new director said 10 million dollars worth of road construction will be under contract by mid-April Contracts for 3.4 million dollars work art to b« awarded Jan. presi- men and other top state, county and city officials are to bo chosen. To get a preview of what may come, the Associated Pre.ss 'asked 12 rumored candidates lor governor if they'd run. Two of them—James, CUncle Mac) Macrell, an unsuccessful candidate four years ago, and former Revenue Commissioner Dean R. Morley — said definitely they would not, Neither Yes Nor No ..The other 10 didn't say yes and didn't say no. some indicating strongly that they would make the race. They are: Gov. McMath, Attorney General Ike Murry, Arkansas Power and Light Co., President C. Hamilton Moses, Former Ally. Gen. Jack Holt, Secretary of State C. O Hall. Congressman Boyd Tackett Chancelor Francis Cherry of Jonesboro. Circuit Judge Millard Hardin of Newport, Lt. Gov. Nathan Gordon and Pulaski County sheriff Tom Oulley. But you won't have to wait until the summer Democratic primaries the November general election BLYTHgVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FAGR THRt'B . deep dnft on one of the roads north of Chicago. BEAUTY— Diane Mack will represent Arkansas in the 1952 Maid of Cotton contest at, Memphis Jan. 3. Miss Mack, former University of Arkansas co-ed, is the daughter of Mrs. Dorothy Mack of Paragould. (AP Photo) rj-"--»*i* cit^Liui for the Arkansas political show of 1952 to start. It began today with numerous cities swearing | n new officials, elected last fall. In Little Reck, a Republican became mayor for the first time since 1891. He is Pratt Remmel. Regardless of what the New Year brings, it started last night with the usual'hUarUy of parties or street noise-making and solemness of church watch services. The old year departed on a and tragic note. Hottest Uecembcr Day Yesterday generally was perhaps the hottest December day on record for Arkansas. It was the hot- fast officially in Fort Smith, where the temperature reached 82 degrees and Little Rock, where it was 80. A state Police report Injected part of the tragedy of 1951. Pour hundred and 2T persons died in Arkansas traffic accidents in the past 12 months. That was the second highest toll in historv The high was 603 in mi. The, 1950 toll was 385. On the sports scene, two Arkansas football teams begin the new year by playing in bowl games. Arkansas state takes on Stetson- night in the Tangerine Bowl and Arkansas A. M. & N. for Negroes meets Prairie View, Tex., College in the Prairie Bowl. • Amid the holiSajr resting, hangovers and football cheers tcday, there was everywhere hope for better things in 1952. .Axis Ships Salvaged Off Portuguese India GOA, Portuguese Indin. (/Fy—Two sunken merchant vessels of the wartime Axis powers have been salvaged by a Goa firm. The German a. s. Drachenfels and Italian Anfora have been brought to the surface recently. Both ships were scuttled by their crews In a spectacular episode at the lima of Goa's carnival celebrations In February, 1940. The Ehips took refuge in the neutral waters of Marmagoa harbor early in World War II. Crews of the vessels set off noisy explosions in the 184fl scuttling. Police captured the crews and Portugal ultimately repatriated the men. Dixie Downs Election Slated, But a Victory Might Be Brief MARION, Ark. (AP) •_ A showdown on proposed establishment of Dixie Downs racetrack at West Memphis will come Jan. 22. but it won't necessarily be final. Even if the majority of voters in a special Crlttenden County election on that date favor the swank track, it may never be built anj on- erated. The state Racing Commission granted Dixie Downs a franchise Nov. 15, subject to approval In the special election. Those commissioners' terms expire in February, and Gov. McMath has promised to replace them with a commission which will revoke the franchise- granted over his protest. "As long as I am governor, there won't be any Dixie Downs track" he said in Little Rock yesterday Big Cold Wove Moving into Northern U.S. (By The Associated Press) A great cold wave poured across northern and central Tin 1 ted States today in the wake of bllz- /ards in the Rocky Mountain! and Northern Plains, drizzly fog in the Great Lakes Midwest and unseasonable "heat" in the lower mid- continent. The Weather Bur«au s»ld It would bring-strong windj afld sharp temperature drops but little or no snow. Chicago, for example, recorded a 52 degrees reading Monday night nd the forecast for Wednesday morning ts for zero to fivs below. Ths cold wave, which gav« Havre Mont., 2! below lero early this morning has gripped th« wutern Dakotas. Oklahoma city, in the "heat wave" area yesterday with a 79. experienced a 50-degrw drop by early today. The cold U upected to reach tu far south as northern Texas, which had a range Monday between the 60s and upper 80s. A heat belt running northeast from Texas through the Ohio Valley also lay In the path of the oncoming coJd wave. Colorado fought to fre« itself from the grip of one of its most severe storms, a storm which ma- -ooned hundreds, Is believed to lave taken at least two lives and wrecked comrrumicatlons and transportation in some areas. Noti ice We have sold the Kirby Hiway Drug Store located at the corner of Main & Division. In making- this announcement we wish to offer our most sincere thanks for your patronage during our period of operation of this establishment. We sincerely hope to have the privilege of serving you in the future at one of our two uptown stores, located at Main and Broadway and Main and Second. May we at this time extend to you our best .wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year. Kirby Drug Stores after sponsors of the track had filed petitions for the election and the date had been fixed by tile criUeii- den County Election Commission Ali-Out Fight Set A battle for voles in the election began long before petitions were filed. Religions leaders have organized an "Anti-Racetrack League" and plan an all-out campaign against Dixie Downs. • The $2 million plant would be located near West Memphis Just across (he Mississippi River from Memphis, figured to be a rich reservoir of racing fans. Tracks are illegal In Tennessee. Dixie Downs sponsors say they won't be. hampered by the -.tl°ht supply of steel and other construction materials because they have plenty of second-hand material. At present, Arkansas hns only one legal race track, Oaklswn Park in Hot Springs. Th« Election Commission voted to reconvene Jan. 16 to name three Judges and two clerki for each of the county's 24 polling precincts and the absentee box. Edward Waller of West Memphis a member of the Election Commission, said the petitions bore 1023 signatures by qualified voters. Only 810 were necessary. They were filed here by Frank Wheeler of Clarke- Rhee Expecting Trouble Unless Korea Is Unified CI1INHAE. Korea liVl— President Syngmnn Rlice today hinted that the Western trouble from Allies could expect (lie South Koreans dale, Ark., president of Dixie Downs. it an armistice were signed with the Communists before North and South Korea u-ore united. 'Hie white-haired leader declared In a New Year's Day message that his people's greatest "concern today is over possible agreement on an armistice before unification of our country has been achieved. The 76-year-old Rhee did not elaborate, but continued: 'The outlook lor the future is best described as Brim." World's Largest Piano To Be Shown in Britain LONDON (AP)—What is described as the world's largest piano will be shown next May nt tlie British Industries Pair. The Instrument weighs one- ton and is 11 feet 8 Inches long. Claimed to have exceptional quality and tine, the bass notes having great depth because the strings are twice as long as those of a normal piano. Read Courier News Classified Ads , BOOKKEEPER WANTED! An experienced bookkeeper to keep set of automotive books and manage genera! office. Present bookkeeper leaving next month for Herrnuda. This is a fin* job for the person who can qualify. Contact Tom Little, Jr. at Blythevill* Motor Co. No phone tails, pleas*. OSCfOiA ADVANCE SHOWING Wednesday & Thursday JAN. 2-3' Two Show* Nightly at 7 & 9:30 Admission 25$ & $1.00 THE PULITZER PRIZE PLAY oi New Orleans' Latm Quarter... of a tonelv Gjrl. ..of FmoltasCone Sa»age! A Streetcar Named Briefs— Veteran Little Rock Police Officer Suspended Without Pay for 30 Days LITTLE ROCK-LI, Jack Kerr, veteran Little Rock police officer and president of the Arkansas Municipal Police Association for H years, has been suspended without pay for 30 days. Police Chief Marvin H. Potts said the suspension, effective Dec 22 wn» ordered because Kerr did not report for work Dec. 21 'Hie chief did not elaborate. Kerr was suspended 10 days In August, 1950, Jor the same announced reason. K V rr stepped down from th. AMPA presidency by not seeking reelection at the orjnnlzatlon'i convention in pine Bluff last November. Mother of Three Charged with Murder FAYEYTEV1LLB, Ark.-A M-year-old mother of three children Is charged with second degree murder in the fatal shooting of her estranged husband. • Sheriff Bruce Orider quoted Mrs. imogene Cavln as saying she shot Ernest W. Cavln, 34. Prairie Grove Sunday night when he tried to force l.fs way into her mother's home at Lincoln. Ark. she said they had been separated six months and that h« had threatened her. educational System Survey to Start LITTLE ROCK-A survey or Arkansas' education system authorizes by the 1851 Legislature. Is to begin this month Arthur W. Belts, on leave from the Missouri Research Council to make the survey, wUI ™.t *m, the Arkansas Legislative CouncM Friday for a preliminary 'discussion of the lask. Named tor Days Cnptalu J.imes Cook, voyaging In Torres Strait, between Australia and New Zealand, named four granite islands, according to the days of their discovery, Tuesday, FIX-IT ¥ a. Sprin Man'i f.rvcy tuml To plumbing probUml And hearrbunu. ORSBURN'S SUPPLY Plumbing - Healing - Jobber | SPECIALIZING IN REPAI* WQBIf 11918-20 W Mom Si. Pfcone 3J08 BLYTHEVIUE ARK. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. These islands are, inhabited. NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sal. & Sun. Phone 58 Tuesday 'Harlem Globe Trotters' 7 Thomas Gomez Dorothy Dandridge Wed.-Thurs. 'Prince Who Was a Thief Tony Curtis Piper Lau'rlt MOX Show »<«H* WeelUtay, 7 :M Always a Double F«*tur« Tuesday & Wednesday Cartoon & Shot-Is RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Last Times Today SOON HIS PERFORMANCI ! ON IVEKYONI'S LIPS IN GEORGE STEVENS' APIACE IN TOE sm Wed.-Tharm, 'Three Desperate Men' Preston Foster - ?: -•;,' Grejr rs more *, y °H U T riepen(Ial)Ie Wilfcr wPPb- through (he years St SUmS " 1USt !>e Spent wilhin the next which decad. fiff |hn KMI apprais!n * °'"- national needs figure that, the bill will run over three billion dollars for the country as A whole, th»r" d ) "TV" J ^' ^ physical «l«lpmenl and Installations— IS.m THINGS which mak. up a water supply What about the MEN who makes these things fund ton 7 How much should we pay for Ilieir knowledge, their experience and, above nil, their unceasing vigilance? Everything about . water wo.ks involves big money except the remuneration of (he men responsible for ils dependable on- erafjon. Perhaps no other enterprise in America puts more sol- then responsil " llfles upon mc " and P a J's Hid" less for accepting Our people have been fnrfunafe lb a f .so manv able and conscientious men have been willinjr to accept these" responsibilities in the fact of the low financial rewards their services command. But. their numbers grow fewer as I he cost of living mounts. Already, wafer systems are finding it difficult (o enroll and hold on lo younger men qualified for advancement to kev executive jobs. The will to serve is. there hut it withers in the face of a dollar that has lost almost half ils purchasmjr power in Ihe course of a decaiie. Satisfaction in discharging a greal public responsibilily with honor unfortunately doesn't heal the house or clothe the children or buy food for (he (able. If billions of dollars must be spent on plant facilities, it becomes all the more important that the men who direct thess purchases and operate these facilities shall be of the highest characler and abilily. Can we afford no< (o invest thousands in human intelligence and integrity? We need lo spend a few dollars more. Blytheville Water Co. "Wafer It Your Cheapest Commodity"