The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 3, 1952 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 3, 1952
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1952 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FITS Arkansas Business Enjoyed Profitable Year in 1951 and 1952 May Be Better By RAY STEPHEN'S LITTLE ROCK. TO — Increased •mployment, higher weekly earnings and growth in retail sales Indi- oate that Arkansas business enjoyed a prosperous year In 1951. But that Isn't all. The Arkansas Economic Council State Chamber ol Commerce forecast that 1952 ihould be even better—barring an s unexpected letdown in the National defense program ol unfavorable ag- Obituaries John C. Harnish Dies; Services To Be Tomorrow Services for John Charles Harnish, who died at 5:30 pjn. yesterday at his home at 1719 Chickasawba, will be conducted at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Calvary Baptist Church by the Rev. P. H. Jernigan, pastor. Mr. Harnish, who would have been 80 next month, died after an Illness of three weeks. Burial will be in Elm\vood Cemetery with Cobb Funeral Home in charge. Born Feb. 15. 1811, at Lancaster, Pa., he moved to Blytheville in 1919. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. He married the former Miss Louise Allen Jan. 23, 1895, In Humboldt, Tenn. Mi-. Harnish was 1 deacon of the Calvary Baptist Church. , In addition to his wife, survivors Include a daughter. Miss Marie Harnish of BIythville; a son, Frank Harnish of Blytheville; four grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Deacons of the Cal- rlcultural conditions. ' AEC-SCC Use* Survey The AEC-SCC used a survey of industrial growth and expansion as Its main barometer. It reported that: Seventy-four new industrial plants were started or completed during 195L involving a capital Investment of 82 million dollars and a total cash outlay of 160 millions. Twenty-three Arkansas plants expanded facilities capital investment 78 million. Aluminum Plants Expand The largest proportion of expen- dilures on plants and equipment was attributed to expansion of aluminum, ordnance and petro-chem- Ical plans and increased power generation capacity. Employment was at a high leve throughout the year. Manufacturing employment exceeded 80,000 in 195 and the A EC predicted it would pass* the 90,000 mark in 1952, with new plants-started or completed in 1951 creating 12.000 new jobs. The average weekly wage in Ar kansas manufacturing rose to $45.56 by October, 1951, as compared with 44.72 in the corresponding montli ast year. This was a postwar high the AEC-SCC said. Unemployment Payments Drop At the same time, unemploymen compensation payments dropped from $7,042,000 in 1950 to $4,141,000 In 1951. Job placements by the Arkansas mployment service in non-agrlcul- ural industry from January to No- ember totaled 118,464 this year, compared to 81,668 for the corresponding .1950 period. An Increase in state sales tax collections Indicated dollar volume of 1951 retail sales through October amounted to more than »1,400,000,000. The council said some of the increase could be attributed to higher prices, but all Indications pointed a a gain in unit sales. . Sales tax collections totaled »22,100.000 through October, indicating that collections for 1951 would exceed 27 million. In 1950, total collections were 122,800,000. Farms Have Good Year Arkansas agriculture also had a comparatively good year. The AEC -SCO estimated that farmers' cash receipts will tolal 578 million for 1051, plus an additional, 78 million worth of agricultural products consumed by farm families. These estimated receipts are 100 million above 1950 figures. "All the date collected thus far adds up to a good year for Arkansas in 1951,". said C. Hamilton Moses, president of the AEC-SCC and the Arkansas Power & Light Co. "If the people of our state keep up Eheir good work In 1952, the coming year will be still better," Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton Mar . July . May Oct . Open High Low 4183 4193 4162 4110 4115 4078 . 4168 4172 4140 3853 3863 3642 N. 0. Cotton Mar May July Oct Open High Low , 4181 4192 4161 416fl 4170 4138 . 4108 4117 4080 , 3860 3870 3843 1:30 4184 4099 4160 38S8 1L30 4180 4159 4099 38G5 Bentonville Man Shot to Death Businessman Found In Drive-Way at Ex-Wife's Home Soybeans Jan Mar May Jul . High « 2941-1 292 291'< Low 290!', 28751 287 li 285->i Close 280K 292 291 289 ',4 New York Stocks 7957 Weather Ended on Warm Note But Cold Returned Soon 1:30 p.m. quotations: A T and T Amer Tobacco Anacosida Copper Beth Steel '. Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward . . N Y Central Int Harvester J. C. Penney Republic Steel vary Baptist Church pallbearers. will serve as Rites Conducted In Memphis for Mrs. S. J. Smith LTJXORA Services for Mrs. S. f. Smith were to be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon in Mem pills. Mr*. Smith died yesterday morn- tog in g Memphis hospital after a three-week illness. She had been a resident of Lux- orn for 34 years and was an active church and social worker. She was treasurer of the Luxora Baptist Church for 13 years. She was the wif» of S. J. (Stoney) Smith, Lux-" 11 ora ginner. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs.'John Dooley of Anchor- »ge, Alaska; a brother, Jake Stead- 'man of Jackson, Tenn.; and two •isters, Mrs. J. A. MilLs and Mrs. Mary Lou Askew, both of Nashville. Active pallbearers will be Hay 'Whltmore, R. L. Houck, John Thweatt, C. B. Wood, Jr., E. A. Teaford, Jr., all of Luxora, and Shed Beviil of Sandy Ridge. Honorary pallbearers will be E. O. Sckeen, J. M. Majors, R. N. Forbes,' E. A. Teaforti, Sr., C. B. Wood, Sr., all of Luzora, and Llns- •ey Gunn of Blytheville. Burial will be In Memphis. Rites to Be Held 'Here Tomorrow For Mrs. Graves Services for Mrs.' Mary Elizabeth Graves, who died yesterday at a daughter's home here, will be con['•• ducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Hoy I. Bagley, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Graves, who was G8. was born in Little Rock and had resided here about three weeks. Active pallbearers will be William H. Wyatt, Vance Henderson, W. S. Johnston, Charlie Brogcion, Leonard Johnson, Glenn Ladd, Homer Wilson and Fred Reagan. . Honorary pallbearers will be A E. Shelton, Dr. T. J. Cunningham, Jr.," Collier Lee, Dr. T. R. Johnson, R. L. Banister, E. L. Hale, Dr. L. L. Hubener, C. A. Cunningham, J. E. Halsell, P. D. Foster, S. C. Griffith. J. L. Cherry, Frank Qncal. U. M. Roxer and C. C. Fulbright. C H. May Dies Following Illness C. H. May. retired fanner of Rt. 1, Blytheville, died this morning Blytheville rang out 1951 on a i warm note weatherwise, but the! spring-like period which closed December was short-lived as a cold wave and drizzling rain moved in during the new year's first two days. According to weather reports of R. E. Blaylock, official weather observer, December of 1951 was somewhat wetter than the same month of a year ago. Rain fell on 11 days of December, 1951 as compared to only two days a year ago while the total rainfall for the past month was 6.55 inches as compared to total precipitation of 2.9 inches a year ago. In December of 1950, there was one day of snow, but none for the month 'past. The mean temperature* for last month was 44 degrees—a little warmer than for the corresponding period of last year which was 36.8 degrees. Last month, the average maximum temperature was 52.9 degrees and -the average minimum, 33.4 degrees. Warmest day of the month also was the last day as the temperature ran up . to 79 degrees on Dec, 31. The lowest temperature recorded was Dec. 16 ,\vli£-n the mercury fell to 10 degrees. Low maximum for the month was 29 degrees and the high minimum was 61 degrees. 155 3-4 62 1-4 50 3-8 51 1-2 10 1-2 102 3-4 59 3-4 . 51 7-8 65 5-8 . 18 3-8 . 35 1-8 . 68 1-8 . 41 3-4 Radio . 23 3-4 34 1-2 33 3-4 75 5-8 56 1-2 58 3-8 40 3-8 62 3-4 BENTONVILLE, Ark. (/p)_Bentonville businessman Joe Prltchard was found shot to death In a car parked In the drive-way of his ex- wife's home here last night. Benton County Coroner William Burns withheld a verdict pending further investigation. Pritchard, 45-year-old owner of plumbing business and a real e tate firm, was found behind the steering wheel of his sedan, a dou- ble-barreled shotgun In his lap. The body was found by his ex-wife, Mrs Huzel Pritchard. Mrs. Pritchard said her ex-husband had come to her home, asked for some matches and left. She sale she heard him attempt;;,g to star his car. later, she said, she notlcct the car still parked In the driveway, and found the body, Mrs, Pritchard and the dead man were 'divorced about three months ago after 25 years of marriage Pritchard married Mrs. Mlldrec ireen shortly alter divorcing Mrs Pritchard. Other survivors include a son Joe. Jr., of Bentonville, and a daugh ter. Jncle Sam's Deficit Upped ty 13 Times WASHINGTON. W|—The govcrn- ent wound up tlie first half of )is fiscal year $7.467.2-12,215 In the d—a deflclte about 13 times us g as that for Hie same period »st year—the Treasury reported iday. With defense spending up almost X) per cent, the deficit was (lie Iggest, ever at the hair year point, xcept for all-out war years. The report covered government Derations .from July through De- ember, the first half of (he fiscal ear ending next June 30. The deficit stood almost exactly 'here Secretary of the Treasury nyder had estimated it would bo or the full year. Heavy income lax ayments In the next few months, owever, are no\v expected to re- uce the year-end deficit to about ix billion dollars. Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N j Texas Corp . ... Sears TJ s Steel Sou. Pac PLANES CEASE-FIRE (Continued from Page \) tilots." Lee spent an hour and 40 minutes blasting the Allied plan. He called it "no more than a barter of slaves' and "an attempt to detain an overwhelming proportion of ten prisoners of war" in Allied hands. Chinese Col. Tsai Chang Wen said the Reds insist all prisoners of war be released and displaced persons be assisted back to their homes. .He said the U.N. was "not going to' be able to capture anybody at the conference table." Talent Contest Winner Dances At Kiwanis Meet Ronnie Faye Etchleson, T-year- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Toy Etchleson, who will go to New York- ext month to appear on the Ted lack Original Amateur television how, gave a dancing program at meeting of the Kiwanis Club in iotel Noble yesterday noon. Ronnfe Faye was awarded the rip to New Yorlc as first place 'inner In the Osceola Kiwanis Club's- amatuer contest last No- ember. During the business session, the lub voted a $150 contribution to he March of Dimes campaign. Mayor Dan A. Blodgett was In- ucted as a new member at yester- ay's meeting. Other guests were Perry Barber, visiting Klwanian from Lawrence, tans., and A. G. Brickey, a Klwan- from Osceola. after several months of illness. The 71-year-old ' man had been resident of this section since about 1900, coming here from Ten nessee where he was born. He lived around Steel e and Tyler Mo., for a. short time. He leaves his wife, Thelma Gree May; three sons, "Herman May o Blytheville. Wilfred May of Mem phis, and John. May of St. Charles Mo.: and one daughter, Mrs. S. B Rutledge of Lakeland, Fla., an Morehouse, Mo. Funeral arrange ments are incomplete. Mother of Blytheville Man Dies in Texas Mrs. Mattie Rolhrock, mother o P. C. Rothrock of Blytheville, die yesterday afternoon at the home o a daughter, Mrs. F. B. Crouch, i Port Arthur, Texas. Services will be conducted I: Wickecliffe, Ky. other survivors In elude another daughter, Mrs. Hen ,1-. Morgan of Orlando, Fla., a three grandchildren.^Mrs. Rolhroc was 85. YOUR HMiNOtT THEATRE Livestock— CHICAGO (IP, — (USDA) — HORS 14,000; unevenly 50-75 cents higher on both butchers and sows; choice butchers 180-220 Ib 18.75-19.00; 230270 Ib 17.75-10.65; 280-330 Ib 17.0075; odd lots up to 360 Ib down to 1625; sows 14.00-16.50. Cattle 4,000; calves 400; slaughter steers and heifers grading good and better strong to 50 cents higher; lower grades and other classes steady; load higli-prime 1,064 Ib steers 38.25; few sales high-choice and prime steers ana yearlings 35.75-37.25; choice steers 33.2535.50; commercial to low-choice grades 28.00-33.00; few utility steers down to 25.00; package prime heavy heifers 35.15; most good and choice heifers 31.00-34.00; utility to good bulls 26.50-30.00; commercial to prime vealers 29.00-37.00. With the Courts Circuit (Criminal): James OBannon, grand larceny. Eudean Farris, grand larceny. Donald Copeland. forgery. burglary and burglary and Four Missco Men Granted Paroles Four Mississippi County convicts were among the 46 state penitentiary inmates granted paroles by the Arkansas Parole Board. They are: Lawrence Johnson sentenced to six years, March 29, 1949 for robbery; Fred McGruder sentenced to one year last September for grand larceny; Jimmy Rogers sentenced to two years March 22. 1950 for burglary and grand larceny; and Hollis Wages, sentenced to three years Dec. 27, 1950 for burglary and grand larceny. (Continued from Page 1) ul Jets on Manchurlan bases, fre fluently have more than 200 MIG 15s up at once. "In the last war we ovenvhelme the enemy with our production Thyng said, "but now they are over whelming us." "We need more planes and bette planes if we.are going to keep flgh ing the MIGs." They Are "Patrolling" Maj. Zane Amell of East Lansin Mich., broke In with: "I used to think they were afra of us. But after three months have come to this conclusion: The are patrolling the Yalu River boun dary between Korea and Manchur to make sure we do not cross it. "I feel there will come a d: when they will let loose with all tl combat Initiative we can handle." It Isn't Fleaoant "With their superiority in numbers It is nothing pleastant to look forward to." Both officers spoke of the Korean jet battles as training lessons for the Reds. "If we meet them In another theater they will be familiar with our tactics and we can expect the most serious kind of opposition" Thyng said. Doctor Thrown From Moving Car LITTLE ROCK (AP>—A woman doctor from Nashville, Tenn., es- ca[)cd with minor Injuries here yesterday when she was thrown from a moving car. Dr. Martha Tippins, 34, was'driv- ing when a car door ftew open and her piirsc dropped out. She reached for the purse and lost control of the car, said Police Patrolman Mitchell and Holmes. The car hit a curb, and Dr. Tip- ins was thrown out by the Impact. Dr. Tippins' husband. Dr. Clark i. Tippins, and F. H. Rivers of Pa- Xicnli, Ky., passengers hi the ve- ilcle, were not injured. STRIKE WAR (Continued from Page 1) Alley, patrolled by Sabre Jets. "We Saw Plenty" "We saw plenty of MIGc up there oday—members of the same class ve have been observing for three weeks," said Lt. Alfred \v. Dymock Jr., Sabre pilot from Grants Pass Ore. "They are getting bolder every daj and more skillful as well. We jus couldn't maneuver them Into position to give them the business. Crews Stilt at Work On fee-Damaged Lines Three crews from the Blylheville headquarters of Arkansas-Missou Power Company worked throughou the night last night repairing line damaged by icing conditions In th Kennett and Rector area. Ark-Mo officials taid the cvcw were still at work this morning bl that no new trouble had been re ported. U.N. (Continued from Page 1) lew collective measures proposals Vhlilnslty Warns of Pain ishinsky warned that "the morn- ng after the night before Is going be a painful one" for those na- lons taking part In tlie scheme. He praised the Swedish delegate Allan Vought, lor the latter's ycech yesterday in which Vough xpressed fear that a U.N. rollec- Ive security program might cal on the small nations to agree In art <ance to take part in a war betwee: he great powers. "Inference Is Correct" "That is the correct inference, Vishlnsky declared. The security plan, introduced b 11 nations, would call on regiona groups such as the North Atlanli Treaty Organization (NATO) t send their forces (o any part of the ,lobc where aggression threatens. Vlshlnsky said u. N. collective measures were passible under the charter, but only with the agreement of all the great powers. Korea Caused Program The new program was drawn up as a result of the le.sson learned In Korea and Is intended to give the U. N. Assembly power to act agalmt aggression whenever the Seculty Council Is prevented from acting by the veto. In other words, when there is not an agreement among all the big powers. The program has been violently (Continued from Page » >our steel for important detenu ,nd civilian customers. An indefinite strike postponement Is expected by many observers, Murray Meets Press Murray talked to newsmen after meeting of the union's Executive Board. That 35-man policy-making body drew up undisclosed recommendations for the convention. Murray declined to reveal what the joard will recommend and said he wasn't sure whether the suggested action will be submitted to delegates at the opening session or whether a meeting tomorrow will 3e necessary. Convention Gels Issue The convention was called by the union's Wage-policy Commitee after contract negotiations with the steel industry bogged down and government mediators failed to get them rolling again. opposed by Russia ever since It was originally Introduced last year. MOX Phone 462! Show Starts Weekday* T:00 Sat.-Sun. 1:00 Always a Double Feature Thursday & Friday KATIE DID fTf I..and was it FUN!. 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