The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 16, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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JAWTJARY N, Arkansas Racing Group Meets, But Discussion Stays 'Behind Doors' IJTIT* ROCK <*>-Th» Arkansw Racing Comml«lon met here tod.y but ttac. «u no public discussion on the possible revocation of a p»rmit tor a hors* rac« track at West Memphis. A PulMkl Chancery Court order yest*rd» r enjoined the com*.** trom going ahead with it. plans to hear testimony onTe propoMd DJx« Down., inc., track. Today', meeting was behind closed doors.. Arkansas Revenue Commissioner Carl Parker, who is secretary oj the racing commission aaid "other matters" would be dis- 'Four Fatalities Up State Toll Woodruff County Boy Killed a« Auto Hits Rear of His Wagon By The Associated Pres« Arkansas' violent death toll f or the week begun Monday climbed to six as four fatalities were reported Tuesday. An 18-year-old Woodruff County £™ ?"?"?• ^ne Helm, was In- . u ™ d .I atall J F whe n the rear of , auto crashed — a wagon he was ariving near Cotton Plant There were two fatalities in sep»rate accidents hear Lake Villase Aolo Strikes Mole Mrs. Flossie Daniel, 45. was injured fatally when an auto in which she was riding struck a miile She was the wife of Charles Daniel, Monticello. Ark., who was injured seriously. Their daughter, who also k was in the car, was not hurt. Charles Edward Goodman 25 of Lake Village, died In Lake Village hospital of injuries suffered Saturday when his car left Highway 82 on a curve and overturned. Body Found In Ditch . _ The body of 31-year-old Arthur i-eon Blancett, a Polnsett County farmer, was found In a water-filled roadside ditch near Lepanto. Cauae of death hasn't been determined. Blancett had been missing from his home since Saturday. Sheriff Lee Wright said he was questioning two teen-aged youths. The sheriff said the boys were with Mancett Saturday night. Salt put on sidewalks to melt •now usually damages the concrete e»peclally if the concrete is less than 9 yean old. cussed. He didn't elaborate Parker succeeded Dean Morley as Revenue Commissioner today Monday Meet Planned Parker said tentative plans call for the commission to meet again Monday to take up the Dixie Downs matter. His announcement came after Gov. McMath, a bitter-opponent at the track, had asked the commission to go ahead with plans for discussing the Dixie Downs permit. The governor said "we want to tee what we can do under the law Of course we're not going to violate the law or the court order" Effett of Injunction The Injunction prevents the commission from taking any testimony or any adverse action on the franchise until Dixie Downs officials have received notice of the hearing. Rep. Glenn Walther of Pulaski County, an attorney for Dixie Downs, asked for the injunction, sajimg Dixie Downs officials had nol been notified of today's hearing "or the basis upon which a revocation of the franchise could be considered." 1947 Act Quoted Walther quoted a 19<n act that requires parties to such a hearing be given notice by registered mall The Racing Commission granted a permit to Dixie Downs last November over the protests of Gov. McMath and church leaders In West Memnhis and Memphis Tenn Van Ljell Caljj Meeting Chairman Van Lyell O f Hot Springs called today's commission meeting to consider "new Information on qualifications of one of the Dixie Downs officials. Meanwhile, backers of the horse race track are going ahead with plans for a referendum In Crltten- den County Jan. 22. At Paragould. Commission member J. Herbert Parrell said he thought a meeting of the commission was unnecessary "at this time" Farrell said he thought the controversy over the track should be settled by the Crlttenden County voters. NATIVE SON REGOTA, Sask. WV-Gordon Grant is not only the 50th mayor In Regina's history, he is the first native of the Saskatchewan capital to become its chief magistrate. Help OffersfromAIlU.S. Pour Parents, Quadruplets and Eight Xfnl*lPRms*R'ni i *tD r\ < .tr i >. - .«_ » .. . ; BLTTHBTILLB (AMC.) COOTIE* WEW1 Briefs— State's College Officials End Meet on 'Bold Experiment' Plan *T THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ROCK-Admtnlstrators of 15 Arkansaj colleges ended » 2-day meeting here last night by approving appointment of . com- raltte. to draft » plan for participation in th« ford Foundation'. "bold experiment" in teacher education. The 36-member committee will include representatives of th. state's public schools and lay advisors. Names of committee members will be announced later by Dr Henry H, Kronenberg, dean of the University of Arkansas' College of Education. Dr. Kronenberg has. been instrumental in the planning of the proposed experiment. Dewitt Okays Meters; Power Issue Defeated Installation oj parking meters a.t Dewitt. was approved but pur- cha« oj an electrical distribution system for Mt. Home was defeated m a special municipal election in Arkansas Tuesday 186 VOt * fS °' DeWUt ° kayetl the PUrChaM ° f P " king meters 219 to A proposal that the city purchase the electric system of the Arkansas Power & Light Co., at Mt. Home was turned down by a vote of 330 to 275. ' 'Ho Organized Crime in Western Area/ Jury Says FT. SMITH-A federal grand jury has found no evidence oj large scale, organized crime in Western Arkansas. The jury submitted a report to Federal Judge John E. Miller yesterday commend.ng federal officers for their Investigation and prosecution of federal law violators in the district. Decision Due Feb. 4 on Telephone Rate Boosts LITTLE ROCK-A decision on Southwestern Bell Telephone Company's rate increase may be handed down by the Arkansas Supreme Court within the, next three weeks Chief justice Griffin Smith said yesterday that .'decision on the case, submitted last Nov. 26 , probably would be ready about Feb. Y Ft. Smith Man Charged with Manslaughter FT. SM1TH-0. N . Morris, 72, has been charged with voluntary ^augM.r « the fatal shooting of hi, son-in-law tat Sunday . His promotion to president from administrative dean w«.< .„ nounced yesterday at a meeting of the board of t™te« in Little Ick Little Rock Considered for Guided Missile Ark. W> _ IB auto roared to a stop af the rvfce station. Tires screeched Bits of grave] showered through u the air. Th« drivar jumped from the car I*t tried unsuccessfully to get his k»v to fit the lock on the car's (as tank cap. Clifton Altha. owner of the station, noticed the man's plight and offered a hand. Altha got the gas •*£ off. The driver then ran to the front of the car and began filling the radiator. Altha then heard a baby cry. A woman passenger In the car held up a blanket. She had two babies In her lap. He, T««, Was a Father "Oh, twins," said Altha and went on filling the gas tank. He was the father.of twins himself. Another woman in the car told Altha to look In the back seat There were two more Infante. Another woman had them wrapped In a blanket. That was about g p.m. CST plonday, a Jew minutes after 38- year-old Mrs. Haggai Ponder '. had given birth to quadruplets at a small farm house near here. Hueind En Route to Nashville Her husband, Leonard, 41, was taking the infants to a hospital *t Nashville, about x miles southwest of here. Hfj car needed fas to make the trip. That's when he roar«d into Allha's service station. Altha said that when he saw the four babies he got as excited as PROGRAM SCHEDULE KOSE ^ M« On Your Dial Thursday, January 17, 1952 MORNING 7:15—Sign On 7:15—Southern Gospel Singers 1:30—Yawnln In the Mornln 7:55—According to the Record 8:00—Morning News Roundup 8:1J—Morning Devotional l:SO—Ouy Lombardo Time t 8:45—Lawrence Welk Orchestra 8:00—Woman's Viewpoint 9:30—Modern Concert Hall 10:00—Dodge Reporter 10:05—Farm Frolics 10:30—tfews In a Nutshell 11:00—World News ll.-OJ—Farm Frolics n :S *—News in a Nutshell AITF8XOOJ1 11:90—ArkansM * World News * Markets 12:15—Noon Serenadt l-.OO—Behind the World News 1:0&—Matinee Melodies 2:00—Arkansas Newt 2:05-HiUbUly Roundup 3:00—Arkansas News 3:05—Heptlme 4:00-Blythevllle Courier News 4:05—Murray's Madhouse s: 00—World Newj 5:05—Sportsman ' 5:lS—eifa Off the father. About that time, Ponder ran back rom the front of the car, jumped rnder the wheel and yelled "How much do I owe you?" "Not a penny," said Altha. Ponder Drives Away The excited ponder drove off to- vard Nashville. He made the trip in good shape. The babies, three boys and a fir], were placed in incubators. The infants — the parents have- j't named them yet—are in a prl- 'ate room at the hospital. Rules prohibit infants born outside the hospital from being quartered with those in the nursery. The room is closed to the public Hospital attendants said the luads were In good shape and predicted they would survive. Each laby weighed about 3'i pounds. The Ponders have been married il years. They have eight other' children, all bom separately. Their ages range from 3 to 18. Seven of the children live with their parents in a shabby, 4-room farm house. The eighth, George, 18, is in California. Father It Unemployed Ponder currently Is unemployed. He said he was too excited to look for a Job for for awhile. \ in on Arkansas Other Children Offers to help from well wishers throughout the nation have poured into the Ponder home. A campign to remodel the family house has started at Mur/reesboro. Merchants here and at Nashville have offered to help th« family with cribs and ether nursery supplies. Pood and milk concerns have of- fered their product* free Murfreesboro in southwsst. Ar insas is near the only diamond field in the United Stat« and borders on the new narrows dam recreational area. Starters & Generators Repaired & Exchanged J. Raymond Smith 200 E. Kentucky AT». Phone 2565 U. S, ROYAL TIRE SALE! *4^i~r,SE ^rV^rvfev! Limited Time Only! Limited TjJ£ Only! 760 x 15 $20.73 600 x 16 $17.95 U. S. Royal Air Ride Tires U. S. Royal deluxe Tires ^M^:*''*-• L'&rsur <™ Langston-McWaters BUICK CO. Walnut & Broadway Dial 4555 in »77 ". Boston, and hi. hoc* in Seille, fam*vs lift* ... G. L. SMYTH E, General Ag.nt 601 South Elm Street — Telephone 31S2 LEADEH—The Rev. B. K. Seli)h a Baptist preacher in Benton, is chairman of a permanent committee to direct the campaign to outlaw all horse racing in Arkansas. The organization was set up by various church groups. (AP Photo). More 'Torch 1 Sweaters Seen In Arkansas FT SMITH. Ark. wi-At least 15 inflammable sweaters have been destroyed by Ft. Smith authorities. Police Chief Pink Shaw said yesterday that the fire and police departments rounded up the sweaters on a tip from a Sebastian County resident that he had purchased a sweater from two door-to-door peddlers. This is the secchd report' of "torch" sweaters in Arkansas. Previously, an inflammable sweater was reported at Jonesboro. Shaw said peddlers told their customers the sweaters were stolen goods, results of overstocking or part of flood salvage. Prices ranged from $5 to $20 for the brush-rayon garments, designed in pullover and coat styles. Fire Chief R. I,. Rudd has is- Hollywood Continued from page < Remember hint • • • Pat Neal'« shopping for an Acapulco hacienda. . . . They've dropped the Rodriguez from her name and she will be known as pinln Estelita from now on at Republic If his cut In the merchandising' end of it Is Increased, Jim Davis will slur In a TV. series baw<| on zane Grey's "King of the Royal Mounted" for Steve Sleslngcr. Oh, Well, He's Happy Movletowners keep chuckling about the foreign character actor who pays a big fee to a press agent and takes ads In the trade papers announcing his bit roles. When not acting, he's a hairdresser at a Hol- l>woood department store • • * Monte Proser and Warner Bros are huddling about the stage rights to "Casablanca." Monte wants to turn it into a musical. . . . Evrol Plynn will play a movie director who clashes with n minister in his independent production oj "The Director." • « • Hlchnrd Erdmnn's telling about the star of a Broadway play who re-wrote a bad script into a hit show, then did a burn over the author taking the bows for the revised version. The star wired him' "H you don't stop taking the credit for this show, I'll play it the wny sued a warning to residents to turn in any sweaters purchased from Itinerant peddlers. BUILDERS SUPPLY '/a Price Annual Wallpaper SALE Now in Progress! you wrot« it." • • • Overheard oy rr«nk DeVol: One starlet to another: "It was very strange the way we mel_w e were Introduced." Rhonda , Fleming's jet for an album of musical comedy tunes with Columbia eRcoids. PAGB BBVmr Court-Martial Defendant Doesn't Need Lawyer, Arkansas Gl Is Told WASHINGTON (ypj—A d«fentf«i)t in a court-martial need not tun a_ lawyer to have a fair Wai, tS Nostalgic note: The doors to silent star Corlnne Griffith's Beverly HI"* of/ice buildings ste ^^ bright orchid hue. Corlnne was known as "The Orchid Lady" back In the days when she was First National's glamor girl, Affirming the court-martUI eon. vlction in Korea of Pvt. L«d» J. 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