The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 4, 1952 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 4, 1952
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1TOTAT, JAKTJAKY 4, 19M BIATHEVITMUE (ARK.') COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Off-Election Year Turned Out Two Notable Entries in State Politics BT HAKI.K.Y PERSHING LITTLI ROCK (AP) — For an o*f-election year, 1951 long will be •emembered for two notable entries fci the Arkansas political log. The victory of 8 Republican for a major cities and office In this rock-ribbed Democra- defeated. Me gtate and the reshuffling of congressional and state senatorial district*. Yea sir for «, year that wasn't it'- mpposed to produce any lire-works old 1851 turned out to be an exciting game of fruit basket upset. But If thla year was a humdinger, what • bout 1952—a general celction year? Remmel Captures Headlines From a national aspect, Republican' Pratt RemmePs defeat of Democrat Sam Wassell for mayor bf Little Rock captured the headlines. But to the state generally, the necessity for reducing the number of congressional and state senatorial districts carried more Impact. A loss oJ population between I94fl and 1950 resulted in the compressing of the seven congressional districts into six. The state .Supreme Court upheld Gov. Sid McMath in his stand that Pulaski County Little Rock was entitled to three senators, thus creating a realignment of the state senatorial districts and forcing all 35 senators to run in '52. Districts are to be revised every 10 years if the population shift justifies it. Political Jobs Changed There were a few changes ui top political Jobs. Early m the year, Howard Gladden moved from the governor's of,1^1 fice to the State Public Service Commission. He was succeeded by Orville Eaubus, Huntsviile publisher and politico. Just before the year ended, J. C. Baker unexpectedly announced his resignation its director of the State Highway Department. Olen Pullerton, a district commissioner, was appointed to the job. Next to quit was State Revenue Commissioner" Dean R. Morley. He resigned Dec. 22 to enter private law practice. State urchaslng Agent Carl Parker was named to succeed that the Republicans had wrested the mayorshtp from the Democrats. Wassell wasn't the only casualty in the November municipal elections. Several other mayors in first class cities and Incorporated towns were Harris, Tacketl Paired -The revision of congressional districts made it necessary to put two incumbent representatives in the same district. As it turned out veteran Oren Harris of El Dorado and Freshman Boyd Tackett of Nashville were paired. Whether the two him. A Crack in tha South? The victory of the handsome, young Remmel, scion of an old Republican family in Arkansas, in the Capital City, mayoralty contest created quite a stir^even speculations in the North and East, about the possibility of the GOP crack- Ing the solid south next year. But not even Remmel, himself, suggested that his landslide win was prompted by a clear-cut test of pprty strength. It was the first time since 1891 will fight it out was a question a lot of folks were eager to learn ns the year nearcd its close. Tackett might run for governor. The Supreme Court acted In the senatorial redlstrlcting after the reapportlonmcnt Board comprising McMath, Attorney General Ike Murry and Secretary of State C. G Hall, declined by a 2 to 1 vote to make any changes. A couple of Pulaski County tax payers went into court seeking an order compelling the board to givf Pulaski another senator. The cour voted 5 to 2 in favor of realignment Thus, eleven western counties wer reshuffled from four to three dis tricts. Same Senators Disgruntled The order left a number of in cumbent senators disgruntled be cause they'll have to run again an muttering about the "city folks" I Little Rock. There was some speculation tha the governor benefited by th changes. If he seeks a third'term some observers felt that senator who opposed McMath in the 195 legislature would be too busy wit their own contests to carnpaig against him next year. Another "political" suit also was filed during the year, but won't be settled until 1952. That action Involves the new state purchasing act, sponsored by McMath, and adopted at the last legislative session. Simple Method Sought The law—Act 272—is designed to simplify state purchasing—also to effect economies. "Taint so, argue opponents. They have presented petitions calling for a referendum on the act at the 1952 November general election, but the administration has challenged validity of the signatures on some of the petitions. II will be up to the courts to decide the matter. One Other Noteworthy Action There was one other note-worths political nction this year specu lating on who might rim for governor. These were the names mentioned—C. Hamilton Moses of Lit e Rock, Sheriff Tom Gulley of ittle Rock, Chancery Judge Fraii- s Cherry of Jonesboro. Jack Holt f Little Rock mid McMath, Mury and Tackett and possibly anoth- r familiar name—James Uncle Mac {ackrell. Arkansas Cities Get Tax Refund LITTLE ROCK (IP>— state Trea- urer J. Vance Clayton has nn- •oimced distribution of $1,036,311 n tax turnbacks to the counties nd cities. Clayton said yesterday 8761,391 vent to the counties as refunds oil asoline tax collections; $208950 to he cities as turnbacks on sales tax lollections. Cities receiving more than S5.000 ncluded: El Dorado $8,103; Fayettevillc $5.994; Fort Smith S16.835; Ho Springs $10,201; Jonesboro $5,127 Little Rock 335.893; North Littl< Rock $15,485; pine Bluff $13,050 •md Texarkana S5.574. Arkansas Soldier Dies by Own Hanc CAMP POLK, La. (,P,—A 24-year old Camp Polk soldier, who left note saying he had been dcspon dent since returning from Korea action, was found shot to death i a hotel room at Leesville, La., nea the camp, Vernon Parish Coroner Jce Bro> les said SFC John P. Lacey of M Gehee, Ark., took his own life ye. erday with a .22 caliber pistol. lotel maid discovered the body. GOES ON 13ISVLAY—Plymouth's 1Q52 models shown today by Motor Sales Co., 1\0 Wrsl walmiV wcnl on display today in the showrooms of three T. I. Scay Motor Co., 121 East Main; and Blytheville Blythcville dealers. Shown above is the four-door Motor Co,, 110 North First. Cranbrook sydan for 1952. The new models arc being Chaffee Soldiers Freed by Judge FORT SMITH, Ark. f/3'y — Two nmp Chaffee soldiers were freed jy circuit. Judge J. Sum WoccI yos- .erday from charges ot kidnapping ,uul grmul liu'ccny. M-Sgt. Francis W, Wiley of Pine Grove, W. Va., :md Cpl. Churles Kuck of Webberville, Mich., had been accused by a Fort Smith taxicab driver of stealing his cab and forcing him to drive 230 miles through Arkansas on Christ inns day. They were arrested at Brink- j ley. Ark. Prosecutor James A. Gutensohu said yesterday his invest ig a lion did j not substantiate "the statement of the prosecuting witness." Wiley and Kucli, recently returned fvoiu Germany, are in a reassignment pool at Camp Chaffee. Dodd Appointed To University LITTLE ROCK IJTl— Dr. Kathcr- ine Dodd of Cincinnati yesterday was npjiointed pediatrics department heatl at the University of Arkansas Medical School here. She will take over the job about March 1 from Dr. Barney Briggs, who studied under Dr. DoiUl at Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville. He has been acting de- Cotion Plant Man 2nd Traffic Death By The Associated I'rcss The second Arkansas traffic fa- allty recorded ill 1952. reported Thursday, brought the week's vlo- ent death toil to eight. J. L. Marshall of Cotton Plant, about 40 died en route to a Scarcy lospttal after the car in which he was ridiny crashed into a bridge ailing on Highway G4 near McCrory. Deputy Sheriff Jester Holder said Marshall and another occupant of the car, Leslie Davis, 40, also of Cotton Plant, were thrown into the .stream. Davis Is in a Searcy hospital. 'Quake Sways Mexico City MEXICO CITY (AP) — A short earthquake swayed Mexico City buildings yesterday but many persons slept through the temblor. The observatory said the temblor apparently was centered about 200 miles southeast of Mexico city near the town ot Xochrisilahuaca where many of Mexico's quakes occur. FEEllCHY? DUETOCOLD^ MISERIES, gives fast symptomatic RELIEF partment head for .several months Dr, Dodd is associate professor of pediatrics at the University oC Cincinnati Medical School, FEEL ACHY? :;QUETOCOLD v;;*« ERISS ^-giv«f«t. *mm «y™l*>iiiartc ODD RELIEF From HrcwInK to Tile Delft, Holland, was helped hi Its transformation from a brewing ce:Her to Europe's tile capital by a I disastrous fire. Tile makers select- ! ed sites of Delft's razed breweries,! in the 18th century, for the plants 1 that later produced world-famous Delft tile. ' WHY$PEND"FORTl]NE"FOR RHEUMATIC PAIN RELIEF? r»» TW« Get C-2223, pet help ..«>J i ^ L .. nulck, wilH iJrovet! salf- Ord Stand-by C ylnte nction that For Only "speeds" comfort. Re- 11 3 muscular -- 1 ""* A FEW C{KT$! iltnplu neuralpia. "IotlL/,c!il," also conUlns "Hl.icK Snake Root" herb. Buy it today. First bottle j price back it you doii't praiao C-22231 666 NOTCH sliiirenoiucrs of the i.oan Association Secretary, 124 W. p.m. Wednesday, W. J. POLLARD Secretary Arkansas Nen>s Briefs— Murder Case of Mother of 9 Will Go to April Grand Jury By THE ASSOCIATED FRESS .JONESBORO—The case of Mrs. Claude Arnder, the Cash. Ark., mother ol nine who is charged with first degree murder In the shooting of her husband, is to be presented- to the Craighead County grand Jury In April. This was announced yesterday by Deputy prosecutor Bill Fenix. Mrs. Arnder, who said. her husband beat her and the children regularly, is free on bond. Ponix said the first degree murder charge filed against the Am- ders' oldest son, Claude, Junior, was "a technicality" and that the boy probably never would be tried. The deputy prosecutor explianed that the boy was charged because he said he reloaded the rifle his mother eald she used to kill Arnder early Wednesday. The son also is free on bond. Pre-Ttial Purchasing Suit Arguments Slated LITTLE ROCK—Pre-trial arguments in the suit opposing a referendum on the State Purchasing act were to be heard by the Arkansas Supreme Court today. Validity of signatures on referendum petitions are challenged in the suit. The petitions were filed in time ,to prevent the Gov. McMath sponsored legislation Act 242 from becoming law. Ashdown Educator Named to New Baptist College LITTLE ROCK—C. D. Franks, Ashdown superintendent of schools, has been appointed president of the new junior college which the Arkansas Missionary Baptist Association plans to open at Conway next September. Dr. D. K. Jackson of Ijttle Rock, member ol the board of trustees, announced the apopintment yesterday. He also disclosed that arrangements had been completed for purchase o! the former central- College property now owned by the Arkansas Slate Baptist Convention. Purchase price was $85,000, he said. Assistant Attorney General R. C. Downey Resigns LITTLE ROCK—Assistant Arkansas Atty. Gen. Robert C. Downie has resigned, effeclive Jan. 15, to enter private practice here with his brother, Blake Downie. Witnesses Must Testify at Highway Hearings LITTLE ROCK—Tile Arkansas Highway Audit Commission will hold in contempt witnesses who refuse to testify at its.public hearings opening here Jan. 16. At 1 meeting yesterday, the Commission also decided to allow witnesses to employ counsel. Only advice on legal rights will be permuted, the Commission said. Cross-examination will not be allowed. The Commission was created by the 1951 legislature to investigate Stale Highway Department operations. Innerspring Mattress ACA Ticking — Reg. 29.95 22 95 FOR RENT Typewriters & Adding Machines New & Late Model Machines—Low Rates Wt buy nsed office machines & furniture, Johnson Office Equipment Co. SALES—SERVICE 112 S. 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