The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 8, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 8, 1952
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>AY, MWVAVT I, MM L11AEVILL* McMath, Laney Agree Eisenhower Would Make Good Chief Executive B? TIB AMOCIATW HUM* . GOT. Sid McM»th «nd Former Gov. Ben L»n«y, nornully on opposite sides of- the political fence, agree on one point: Gen. Dwig-ht D. Eisenhower would nuke m good candidate for president and a good chief executive of this nation. ' ' ' ~ —* These two arch political foes were ajnonff stat* political leaders com- m*nlin( uonday nljhl on Eisenhower's statement that he would accept the Republican nomination lor president if it were offered him. Laney, a staunch States Right* Arkansas News Briefs s— Seasonal Layoffs Are Blamed rbr Little Rock Unemployment By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ROCK.— Seasonal layoff* in manufacturing industries and construction work have been blamed for a decline in non-farm employment In th* Little Rock area during November. Assistant Administrator Roland M. Shelton of the Arkansas employment Security Division said yesterday 88,750 worken were on the Job In the area during November. This was a lots of 450 from the preceding month. Employment, during last November was 1,500 abovi the figure for the Mine month in 1950. Governor McMath Makes Four Appointment* LITTLE ROCK—These appointments were announced yesterday by Gov. McMath. Harry S. Athmore, executive editor of the Arkansas Gazette, to a 7-year term on the Board of Trustees ot Arkansas State Teachers College, Conway, succeeding 'Amis Guthridge, Little Rock attorney, whose term expired. Dr. D. W. Goldstein of Jt. Smith, a 5-year term on the state Board of Health, succeeding Dr. J. O. Gladden, Harrison, whoce term expired. Dr. J..P. Price of Monlicello, re-appointed to a 5-year term on rtjhe state Board of Health. R. <E. Jeter of Althelmer, re-appointed to a 5-year term on the Board of Trustees of Arkansas A. & M. College, Monticello. Lonoke Negro Becomes First '52 Polio Victim LITTLE ROCK—A Lonolce, Ark., Negro died of polio In a hospital here yesterday—the state's first 1952 death from the disease. He was William Carter, 41. He was admitted to the hospital last Thursday. Oil Compact Commission to Meet in Oklahoma City LTTTLE ROCK—The Interstate Oil Compact Commission will meet in Oklahoma, city Jan. 22. Oov. Sid McMath, Commission chairman, called the executive meeting. turglars flan to Put the Squeeze on Somebody LrTOK ROCK—Burglars, apparently planning to put the squeeze en somebody, stole eight girdles from a clothing store last night. Parking Meter Vote Again Faced fty Conway in Election Today OOKWAT. Ark. (API—The park- Ing t*xi*-being decided again -to* day by Conway voters. TriLa is the flrat Arkansas municipality to face the parkin; meter Issue in-l»5J. Conway resident* turned down parking meters in a close vote in 1049. Tdday'a vote was scheduled last Oct. 24 when the Conway City Council passed an ordinance authorizing meter installation. ' At least seven Arkansas towns installed parking meters during 1951, including Newport, Searcy, Spring- dale, Milvem, Morrilton, Marianna and McGehee. Twenty-eight Arkansas cities and towns ,now have meters. In Harrison, Lewis Dowel], a former legislator, won a court fight against parking meters which hat already been Installed. Clrcui Judge Woody Murray ruled thai the Harrison City Council had not followed. legal procedure in voting- to Install the meters. The Harrison meters still are in operation, however, pending a Supreme Court oppeal. Democrat who led a revolt against President Truman in IMt, had this to say about the Supreme Commander of the Allltd Forces In Europe: "Eisenhower is a very fine man He would make a good president/ G»T. McMath's View And said Gov. McMath, elected to a second term In 1960 over Laney: "Oen. Eisenhower would make mighty good candidate. He would be a good candidate if he were on the Democratic ticket. And he will be a formidable candidate even a< a Republican." McMath quickly added that he itlll will support Mr. Truman if he seeks the Democratic nomination for president. Previously, he told newsmen that he would support Eisenhower if the general ran on the Democratic ticket and Truman didn't. GOP Leaden Comment Arkansas Republican leaders were varied In their comment on Eisenhower's statement. But none expressed surprise that the genera had come into the open with his plans for the future. Republican Mayor Pratt C. Hemmel of Little Rock, a personal triend of Sen. Robert Taft, R-Ohio, said was a "great admirer 6f Esen- lower and thinks he would make a ine president." Remmel said he hasn't commit ied himself to any candidate. Sen Taft has announced that he Is seek ing the GOP nomination. Wallace Townsend, Little Rod attorney and Republican Nationa Commltteeman, declined lo com ment on the Eisenhower announce ment. He said his personal prefer ence for the GOP nomination Sen. Taft. Mrs. Kemmel Telb View Mrs. A. C. Remmel. mother Mayor Remmel and State Republi can National Comznltteewoman said: "The more candidates in the race the more interesting- it will be." Oero Cobb. Little Rock attorn* and state GOP chairman, was no available for comment. At least two newspapers hi something to say about Elsenhow er's decision. In an editorial, the Arkansas Oasette aald: "... General Eisenhower Is in the position of bringing to the Republicans a considerable priae in the form of personal support that transcends party lines—a prute that Sen. Taft could hardly duplicate. This would seem to makt him a man even the most stubborn party professional would find hard to turn down." Editors C. T. Byms In his "Off •he Record" column in the Ft Smith Southwest American said: Gen. Eisenhower is in for a lib- ral education In a field as strange him as the general staff would Review' Hurdle 'laced in Path Of Dixie Downs Racing Commits ion To Consider Official's Morals and Finance* By TKe AMociated Press Another big hurdle has been placed In the rocky path of officials of Dixie Downs, Inc.. seeking a horse see track at West Memphis, Ark. Van Lyell of Hot Springs, Ark., hairman of (he Arkansas Racing Commission, announced Monday night that (he commission would meet Jan. 16 to review n"«H(ica- ions of a Dixie Downs official. The commission chairman said he meeting would not be open to he public. The Moral Standing Presumably the commission will consider: 1. The financial qualification* of he official, flr, 1. His moral standing. Under Arkansas law these are the only two Issues that can be considered In granting a franchise a race track In 'or operation for Arkansas. Failure to meet these requirements could mean rejection of the [ranted Dixie Downs last Novem- jer. That action came the second time :he commission had considered the Dixie Downs' request. Earlier the commission group followed Gov. McMath's wishes and refused to (rant a franchise. Resignations Asked In November, McMath asked for resignation of all commission members who voted to grant the permit. When commissioners didn't follow his request. McMath said he excluded Lyell from that list. Lyell abstained from voting. Eight other members approved the permit; one didn't vote. Rep. Glenn McMath to Talk Of Tax Payment Governor Sayt He'll Discuss Settlement 'In Due Time' LITTLE ROCK 'API-GOT Me- lath says. he'll discuss "In due Ime" Ihe full particulars surround- ng his payment of {9,170 for set- lenient on Income taxes over a hree-year period. The governor yesterday declined 0 elaborate on liis statement Sat- irday that published reports on his ajt settlement for 1048, 1949 „ 950 were distorted. McMath, tn a statement to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, said 1 story quoting unnamed federal •evcnue officials distorted Informa- f. Walther of Fu- laski County and attorney for Dixie Downs said he had not heard of the proposed Jan. 16 meeting. Church Leader* Protest Church leaders in Crittenden County have protested the establishment of the proposed track at West Memphis. A referendum election has been called for Jan. 23 to determine whether residents of Crittenden County favor the track. The election was ft stipulation of the racing commission in granting the franchise. Civic and church leaders at Memphis, Tenn., acro« the. Mississippi River from West Memphis, also are protesting the track in East Arkansas. They say it would drain money from Memphis. WHAT WILL CONGRESS D0?-Congress Is expected to move cautiously, if at all, thrc»j(;h the legislative woods after reconvening this month. President Truman will probably get little that he seeks, except continued high military spending. Foreign aid is expected to find tough sledding, as will the President's expected request for higher taxes and his whole "Fair Deal" program. The Newschart above lists some of the major items before Congress. As in 1951, the legislative body is likely to continue to be most noteworthy for its investigations. Ex-Hot Springs Teller Put on Probation FT. SMITH, Ark- VPi— A 34-year- old former bank teller at Hot Springs, Ark., has been placed on two years probation after pleading guilty to charges of making false entries to cover up a theft ot $5,260. Mrs. Gloria Wallers entered the plea before Federal-Judge John sen of Magnolia, Ark., to build 33 units to sell for IB.OOO each and 60 to »ell lor t7,000 each. Arkansas Building company, inc. of Searcy, Ark., to build 45 sale units, 35 to aell for 17,000 and 10 to sell at (8.000, and 30 rental units, 20 to rent for »60 a month ,nd 10 to rent for 110 a month. The theft was uncovered by ban! E. Miller here yesterday. She admitted taking the mone- by altering the books ot the Ar kan^as Trust Co., where she work ed. examiners Investigating anothe shortage. Their investigation In trn conviction of also resu Mrs. Marth Things to Be Tough in House; Bean Soup Is Hit by Inflation >e to onr leading politicians. "Maybe he's* got what It takes. If e wins, we devoutly hope so." WASHINGTON (AP)— A bean aoup controversy simmered menacingly, today as Congress reconvened after >n 11-week adjourn- .ment. B The size of the servings of this standard Congressional mainstay in the House of Representatives restaurant has been -cut down drastically. Two bits formerly bought a brimming bowl; a boy's size oatmeal bowl would be a roomy fit for an order today. Rep. Tom Steed, a Democratic, ban soup gourmet from Shawnee, Okla., uncovered this newest evidence of Inflation almost immediately upon his return to the capital. Stirring a 10-cent cup of coffee, which was only a nickel when he went back to Oklahoma last October. Steed invited his colleagues, the press and capltol ' world to took at it In historical perspective. "This pottage." he declared, "plus of course soda crackers, for which there traditionally Is no charge, has fueled some of America's greatest statesmen for tasks of the highest importance. "The late Uncle Joe Cannon, famous speaker of the House, was a bean soup addict. The Hon. Sam Rayburn, the present speaker. Is « tj"Hi '~tl card-carrying bean soup eater. istorlin? have more than a llt- tle basis to believe that the Missouri Compromise was founded on a. sturdy foundation of rich Capitol bean soup" Steed considered but rejected a proposal to ask the Bureau of Standards for a check on the exact reduction In servings. He said he guessed the restaurant management had to cut corners. 3 Negro Children. Die in Two Fires By 'The Associated Pre» Two separate house fires in Arkansas Monday claimed the lives of three Negro children. Their death! boosled to IS the number of persons who have died violently in the state since New Year's day.. Fannie Ruth Cobbs, J, and Gloria Ann Cobbs 6-months, perished when their parents' home at Pini Bluff was destroyed by fire. A brother, johnny Lee Cobbs, 4, escaped without injury At Prescott, Linda McHenry, n months, died when her parents' home burned. Two other children were rescued. Concrete Plant Rebuilding Begun At Bull Shoals LITTLE ROCK (AP)_Construction has been started to replace the concrete mixing plant at the B\ill Shoals damsite destroyed by fire New Year's Day. The mixing plant Is necessary lo compete construction of the power house below the dam. Work on thr project is expected to be resumed this weekend. Lt. Col. A. W. Starkey of the S. District Engineers office here said yesterday loss In the fire wai estimated »t *100,000. Origin of thi blaze hasn't been determined. ar Jut If you don't find us at home next Sunday, we'll be having dinner at the RAZORACK. / k • 'enkini V largest "Ratler" The state museum at Raleigh, . C., contains the largest rattle- nake, mounted, of all collections the world. It measures 6 feet girth. It weighs seven pounds 1 ounces and has I] "rattles" on tall. Elizabeth Stokes, also a teller, an her husband, Herbert, on charge of embeMliug JB4.602 from th bank. Stokes did not work at th bank. Mrs. Stokes was sentenced to tw years, and her husband was sen tenced lo six years In federal prls tion about the case. Th» newspaper account the- officials as saying that the amount paid by McMath covered the most part, funds given him campaign contributions "which he apparently hud used as personal s" Retireti Army Officer Dies « In Son Antonio BAN ANTONM, TM. «s> - ftt. H. f. GntMtt, 40-ye*r.eM army officer of Ft. Swfch, died In * military he*t><M )MM Sunday. A formed high ithool )cliu«pil and football coach at Tan Bun* Ark., col oowert retired tnm tha Army three ye*n ago. He was a (raduate »f KmMx College, Conway, Ark., and th* Officer Training Camp at owap Pike — now Camp Robinson _ new Llttl« Rock. Col. Oowett served during WorM War I a a a field artillery taken, observer with American feptdi- tionary Porcen In France. Hs TM with the Inspector Oeneral'i department in Europe during World quoted Wlr "• Survivors Include his widow, ,Jrs. Monte« Gossett; a son, John Gossett; m daughter. Miss Jean Sossett, all of Port Smith; and flra inters, Mis* Mildred Gossett and Mrs. Ben I| Mayo. r»th ot ftort that account as a Smith, Mrs. Iran J. vaugrin ef funds. In branding distortion of Information about the case, Ihn governor MM the report apparently was an effort of some federal officials "to embarrass and discredit me both -personally and politically." McMath said he would name the federal officials when he discusses the case again. Tuck Bishop Still Missing Hunt Is Continued For Furlough Jumper .LITTLE ROCK <AP) — Authorities still haven't located a killer who failed to return to the Arkansas prison from a Christmas furlough. An alarm has been broadcast throughout Arkansas and neighboring states for Tuck Bishop, 56-year- old convict serving two concurrent lite sentences for first degree murder. Btshop shot four men to death at Sprlngdale In 1941. He was one of 130 convicts given a'holiday leave. He was the only one who didn't return. Prison Supt. Lee Hennlee ia;> Bishop apparently left the stall In search of medical aid. Henslee »ld the convicted killer left the Cum Searcy, Ark., Mrs. Joe B. Sexton ef Walnut Rfdge and Mrs. Kenneth "••osier of Scott, Ark. Funeral services will be conducted at Port Smith Wednesday at 2 p.m. mini State Prison Farm before Christmas for Little Rock to see about a brace lor a crippled let. He was due back Dec. ». Arkansas State Police said Bishop now i« listed as an escaped convict. Camden-Shumaker Housing Contracts To Be Awarded Soon CAMDEN, Ark. (*) _ Contracts wil( be awarded soon for construction of 500 federal housing units in the Camden-shumaker area, home of a big naval ammunition depot. This was announced here yester- d«T by Fted D. Mitchell, state director of the Federal Housing Administration, who said half the unit* would be for sale and half for rent. Successful applicants for construction of the units Include: Western Homes, Inc., of Camden to build 80 sale units to sell at $7.000 each, and 32 to sell at »8,000 each. Maul Homes, Inc., of Camden, to build 88 rental units. 69 for »50 a month and 20 for »70 a month. James L. Lucas and Ashton Clas- THE SHOW You Can't laat a Product That's GOOD I HADACOL ACTUALLY RELIEVES A REAl CAUSE of NAGGING ACHES and PAINS-Deficiencies of Vitamins B,, B,, Niatin and Iron The ABSOLUTE 1KUTH that •• »ne emn deay! 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