The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 9, 1952 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 9, 1952
Page 12
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FACT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NBWI Legalized Horse Racing In Arkansas Has Been Under Fire from Start WEDNESDAY, JANUARY t, IBM ROCK Wi — WgallKd i uiiiucceisfuJ. hnrti Mdo« In Arkansas hai been wadar tin ahnogt since the first feornwhbrcd l«*t Uie starting gat* •* Hot •crinM' Oaklawu Park in Tlii« Um» the light li an o«t- (Knrth of tbe State Racing Com- action In granting a i*r- mtt to a Mcond hors« race track M ArkaruM — UK proposed Dixie DOWTU, Inc., plant at West Memphis A group of church leaders bonding toytther under the name of tho Anti-Gambling League of Arlian- •tt met here yesterday to map pluu to outlaw legalized Irarse race twttlng In thU slat*. Ml* Named President Tin Her. B. K. S*lpb. pastor of ta» Mwt Baptist Church at Bceton WM named president of th* teaflu*. The organization Is coinnowd of Methodists, Baptists, Frcab;t«risinc and Represent a lives of fc« Arkansas Assemblies jor God, th» I\ angelical Reformed Churcli and the women's Christian Tem- pcacca Union. officers conferred with an In IMS, Ftormer Gov. Homer Adkins opposed the Issuance of a permit to Oaklawn. The Racing Oom- mlision refused to go along with his wishes. A bill to repeal the law legalizing racing and parl-mutucl betting was defeated in the Arkansas Senate that year. In 1048, Jimim lUncle Mac) Mac- attorney about prospects of challenging constitutionality of Act 48 of MM, which legalized racing In W* Definite Action Announced So far, no definite action along thii lint has been announced. But UM church leaders' have promised tber* will be plenty In due time. Th» Her. John 1.. Dodge, pastor ct 4tM First Baptlit Church of Hot S(v4ng» and an outspoken critic of gambling and horse racing in particular, *ald he hoped the court •«* could be filed before the 1962 racing M&ion openi at Hot Sprii nwrt month. •"Whr hare another meeting at O*M«wn?" asked Dodge. "Why take another step toward hell?" Dodge Mild the Job of attacking hone racing "I* a job for every illhin who believe* In clean goy' vnawoi, oleui characters and clean Pm+MM AtUmpU Falltd WcHoitf attempte to outlaw hone racing in Arlcanau have, been Little Hock radio unsuccessful candi- krell, former showman and date for governor that yeflr, lost a court battle to ban racing in Arkan- ts. "Game of Skill" The Futaskl Chancery Court held ihat betting constituted a "game of skill" and was not forbidden by Arkansas' atitl-gamb- llng laws. The Arkansas Supreme Court concurred with this decision. Numerous other church group* have protested horse racing at Hot Springs but the Baptists and the newly-formed league have been the most militant. The Union County Ministerial Alliance yesterday adopted a resolution condemning race tracks In Ar- kansns. A copy was forwarded to Dodge. Church Group Opposes Track At Augusta, the Presbytery of Eastern Arkansas, Southern Presbyterian Church, announced opposition to establishment of ^ho proposed track at West Memphis. Residents of Crlttenclcn County will vote Jan. 22 on whether they want Dixie Downs. In granting the Dixie Downs permit, the Racing Commission'required that the track also must be approved in a special election before It can begin operations. There ts a possibility, however, that the election will not be held. The Commission has been called into session Jan. 16 to reconsider qualifications ot officials of Dixie Downs, Inc. should the commission find that the officials are not qualified to operate a track, revocation of the franchise probably would be ordered, Gov. McMath, bitterly opposed to the permit, said ho would ask the commission to revoke the franchise. Lodge Says Door Is Still Open to 'Ike' For Return to 'Civvies' 1 and Campaign JACK BKLL pj—Sen. Ijodge «aid today he believes the doer (idl it optn for Gen. Hsen- bomr to nturn to civilian life be*OM tb* Republican . Presidential nominating convention. bade* told a reporter he does sot tattmret Eisenhower's itate- jnant that he would not _ ask .for leBaf bom nil European defense assignment as foreclosing all poss- Mlitjr—'aiida from Presidential action—that tb* general would take CM tab uniform before July. fci announcing Monday he would mnmr "a clearcut call to political Out*",—In this cose the Republican Presidential nomination — Elsen- howtr laid tu would not ask relief from hi» military assignment "in ordar to seek nomination to political office" nor would.he Join IB pr«-convention campaigning. Critic* said this indicated the general wanted to be "drafted" and John D. M. Hamilton, a Taft backer, uid In New York the e «rat'a staUment had "pulled the rug" out from under his support- ars. Denying tht». Lodge said In some jespects he supposed the EU ower compalgn will parallel that r hich tlie GOP nomination for the ate Wendell L. Willkie in 1MO. THAT MELT IN YOUR MOUTH ? 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TROPICAL WORSTED SUITS By Hart Schatfner & Marx Regular $50 Regular $55 34 50 4s irtfcome as a refund from ffce Internal Revenue Department Semi-Animal and Overcoats FALL AND WINTER SUITS By Hart Schaftner & Marx Reg. $55 Reg. 59.50 Reg. $65 Reg. $75 4Q50 4700 5350 $58 100% WOOL TfCOATS All Nationally Advertised Values Values to 69.50 to 82.50 Reg. 28.75 Reg. 38.75 4750 5950 1^50 DRESS SHIRTS Reg. 2.45--Now 1.75 Reg. 2.95--Now 1.95 Reg. 3.95--Now2.75 Reg. 4.50--Now 3.00 SPORT JACKETS Reg. 11.95-Now 8.50 Reg. 17.50 Now 12.50 Reg. 25.00 Now 17.50 Reg. 45.00 Now 34.50 SPORT SHIRTS Reg. 3.95--Now 2.60 Reg. 5.95--Now 3.95 Reg. 10.00-Now 7.50 Reg. 13.95-Now9.75 No Exchanges No Refunds All Sales Final MEAD'S Ill MAIN *T«IIT f w99j^fmjf Q^^^^fWamtp^p^aaa^af ^M* frjaa^aaaff (^Pv^^fffl^p Many Other Items Drastically Reduced In Our Greatest Storewide Clearance

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