The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 11, 1952 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO Arkansas News Briefs— Francis Cherry Says He's About Decided to Run for Governor By THE ASSOCIATED I'RESS LITTLE ROCK — Chancellor Francis Cherry of Joncsboro said here l;ist night he has about deckled to run for governor of Arkansas. "I'm fed iip with tlie situation as it exists in the state at present." Ihe 42-year-old Judge said In an interview. Cherry's remarks came after a resolution was drafted Wednesday night by a group of Jonesbsro citizens urging him to seek the Democratic nomination for governor. And, Herbert H. McAdams, Jonesboro attornes* and close friend of the judge, predicted "that if the present trend to\vard Judge Cherry continues, he will quite likely become a. candidate." Francis Cherry Neatly 1,000 Died Violently in State Last Year LITTLE ROCK—Nearly 1,000 persons died violently In Arkansas during 1951. The Associated Press' unofficial violent death record shows adl fatalities. Tins includes 430 deaths In traffic mishaps. At least 11 persons died in hunting accldcnU during the year, and eight from heat prostration. Fire claimed 39 lives and about 06 persons drowned. There were 341 miscellaneous deaths. These Included homicides and suicides, and persons who died In plane crashes, railroad cross- Ing accidents, and farm, home and Industrial accidents. BLYTHEVTLLE (ABK.) COURIER -NEWS HAL lOYLE'S COLUMN Directory Shows Trivia In Congress: Who Made 2/Holes-in-one' Golfing Arkansas Birth Registration Records Incomplete LITTLE ROCK—The Federal Security Agency said yesterday tile Arkansas birth registration records are nearly 12 per cent incomplete. The FSA compared Arkansas 1950 birth records with Census Bureau records and found the state's rolls only 88.1 per cent complete. Dan Stephens, head of the Arkansas Health Department's Bureau oJ Vital Statistics, said Ihe survey Indicated that only 87.2 per cent ot ArknnsRs' hospital births are reported; 78 per cent of births out of hospitals attended by physicians, and 71.9 per cent of the other births are registered. State Legionnaires to Meet July 7 7-73 in Hot Springs HOT SPRINGS—The 1952 convention of the Arkansas Dcpart- hient, American Legion, will be held hero July 11-13. This was announced yesterday by W. Clyde Smith, Hot Springs American Legion post commander.. Magnolia Movie Machine Operators Schedule Strike MAGNOLIA—A strike of Mngnolia motion picture machine operators demanding higher wages and shorter hours has been set Jor Saturday. ._ J. L. Wilson, business agent for the APT, union, said last night .operators were working n 51-hour week for 842.50. The union is ask- ilhg for a 40-hour peek at $52.50, he snld. Owners of the three movie houses here have refused to comment. By F.I) C'RRAGII (For Hal Boyje) WASHINGTON f/Pj-So you know . thing or two about Congress? Then tell us: 1. Which members of the present Congress have nine children apiece? 2. How many member* were born outside the United States? 3. which congressman lias made a hole-in-one—not once, but twice? •f. What congrc.ssman's wife has "Pocahontas" lor a middle name? You can Ihul the answers to llie.sc and heaven knows* how many other questions about your lawmakers In the new. 731-page edition of the Congressional Directory, now being distributed. Hen Are Official .tiuvrrrf , In case you can't wait, here are t the official answers to the questions al>ove: 1. Rep.?. Rabaul (D-Mich) and iKcllcy (D-F'aj are the most persistent parents. Raljaul has three sons and six daughters, Kellcy three daughters and six sons. No wonder there are so many Democrats around. 2. Nine members were bnrn outside the U. S.. including Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., (D-NY) who first saw the light of day at his folks' summer place in New Bi un.swick, Canada. 3. The golfing congressman who has made a hcle-in-one twice is Rep. McMullrn (D-FJa). 4. "Poeahontas" Is the middle name of Mrs. Thomas Bahnson Stanley (D-Val. Her maiden name was 'Anne Pocahontas Bossctt. Thi.s 'barely scratches the surface of the no-doubt fascinating facLs that can be dug out of the. blue-covered directory. Did you knew, lor instance, that Rep. Mike Mansfield (D-Mont) never went U> high school — but became a history professor at, Montana State; University? Or that Senator Lnngcr (R-ND). by his own amount. Is the "only person ever arrc.itert In any English-speaking country for filing an affidavit of prejudice against a Judge." Or that Rep Fogarty ID-RI) is president of bricklayers Union No. I in his native state? There's inspiration to be found, too, in the new directory. You may think the time is past when » poor boy can grow up to make his country's laws — until you learn that Senator Hoey (D- FRIDAY, JAKTJARY 11, I99t NC) started out as * printer's devil, Senator McFarlund <D-Arlz) was a grocery clerk, Senator Wanders <R- Vt) was a machinist's apprentice, and Rep. Irving, a Democrat from President Truman's home town of Independence, Mo., was a railroad coll boy at the age of 13. •» In Bloux Language Without the directory, you might never know that Rep. Usher Burdick IR-NDI could make » speech in the Sioux language, IJ he wanted lo. Or that Hep. Zablockt (D-Wls) is an organist and choir director. Or that Rep Dorn (D-NO Is "the only man in American history who, in less linn 10 years, seri'ed In t state house, «Ute senate, three and one-half years in the Army, United Slates Congress, and made a strong race for u. 8. Senate." Senator McKellar (D-Tenn) contributed the longest autobiography to the directory—«S lines. Tied for the shortest accounts of themselves, on the senate side, are two people who usually aren't that close together on anything: Senators McCarthy (R-Wis) and Margaret Chase Smith <R-Me>. They limited themselves to less than three line/5 apiecf. Even they wtre irordy, however, compared with some house members. Four congressmen said all they wanted to s»y about themselves In one line apiece. The briefest entry of all, by a man who can throw To relieve m|j»r- !<*, rub throat, chest and back with comforting brevity to the winds when he gttt up to make a speech: "De* f ey Short, Republican, Galena, Mo." Read Courier News Classified Adi. HEADACHE buy St. Joseph ASPIRIN SHIER 4T IO< Rotarians See Film On Highway System • A film depleting America's congested and "obsolete" highway system was shown members of Blythe- vllle's Rolary Club yesterday. The film was prepared by the General Motors Corporation. Guests at the meeting Included O. B. 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