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VOL. XLVH—NO. 252 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ~1~^ ==s=n™^^ - ^ Mississippi Valley Leader Blj'theville Herald — — "'"' -»""""Q^a, IMUKBUAV, JANUAR Y Woods Linked to Truck Buys Democrats Agree Tax felS^ Present at Meet Auto ^Dealer Testifies C| In Road Audit Hearing By LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK (AP)—The name of Henry Woods, executive secretary to Gov, JltiVIath today was brought into testimony about state purchase of 120 highway trucks without bids. H. T. Red Crawford. Benton and. Olenwootl • automobile dealer told the highway audit commission' that Woods was present at a conference here in August. 1950, when purchase of the trucks was discussed. Crawford did not say that Woods knew the trucks were purchased without bids. The dealer was not asked about the no bid aspect which had been testified to be previous witnesses. Crawford, a slight, sharp-featured man, said that others at the meeting included Highway Commissioners Olan Hendrix of Antoine and Truman Baker a! Searcy. and the then Highway Director J. c. Baker, and John K. Brown, then m Highway Department purchasing * agent, recently named State Purchasing Agent. Commissioner Present- He was asked if Highway Commissioner Roy Martin of Fort Smith was present. He said he didn't know Martin, and wasn't certain if he was there. P. O. .Wilson, St. Louis auditor employed by the Audit Commission had testified yesterday that the trucks were bought from Crawford without bids. The transaction involved about $100,000. Crawford was asked today about the connection of Hendrix with the Crawford Chevrolet Co., of. Glenwood, one of the two Crawford firms. No Money Paid Crawford said Hendrix was listed on incorporation papers as a stockholder, but actually had never paid »ny money and had no interest in the company. Papers had been filed to dissolve the corporation, he said. The dealer .said it was Hendrix who first approached him on the possibility of selling the trucks to the state. .. ;- v B«lek Sedan Traded _^ Crawford also testified und^ ^jpuestipnlng by Audit Commission .attorney Cooper Jacoway that' in ' September, 1950, he traded a Buick sedan to purchasing agent Brown for the latter's lighter Chevrolet. H« said Brown did not pay any money. Crawford suggested the deal, he . fact "Weren't, .you motivated by the that he was purchasing AUDIT on Page 2 . ~ Survey Bares Dental Defects Cavity Rate Is High Among Luxora Youth I.UXORA — A dental survey held at Luxora High School yesterday revealed that approximately 85 per cent of all students tested had dental defects. ^The dental survey was sponsored by the Uixora Parent-Teachers As- «£sociation. The survey was conduct.- ed by Dr. George Cone, Or. Mcrris Nickols. Dr. Jack Pinion and Dr Lonzo Howerton. all of Ooceola. When contacted for comment. T. D. w 11 kins, superintendent of schools said no effort was made to clarify the dental defects. Mr. Wilkins also said letters have been sent to parents of those children who were found to have dental defects urging that they take necessary steps to correct them. This was the second health survey conducted in the school by the PTA. An eye clinic was held earlier this year. —Courier News J'holo BLOOD PLEDGES MADE-BIythevillc's Company "M" of the Na tional Guard has pledged 100 0 per cent ufts here t to donate blood when a Red Cross-sponsored bloortmobile vufts here Jan. 31, according to the Civil Air Patrol which is canvassing for pledges. First Lt. Pred Boyett of the CAP .standing! and'Capt. R. Emmett Green of the National Guard eheck nleoges at last night's regular meeting of the guard company Reds Charge Allies lied plane, caopped a bomb ,n the neutial zo ,,e near KaejOng _ u Sat! ^ ™ e shottn a d "P hillside craler.on, the outskirts crater was eight feet deep and about 25 feet ' " Six Koreins from a nearby vil- an A1 . The WASHINGTON M>,-In,U,entia] Democrat, .greed with Hemibli ' 1 t T" 1 PMt - K °' ea " ^ b °° St '« vinua,, an , » bur Mi, n rj°" JWr ' At ' eaSt ° ne ln "" rtMl ^'"ocrawLp. ho,.. r CD -* rk ''-' a 'P'««'> "oubt that congress would even go produclion and credit rnnn-nK ^ . , ~ ^ n vuuge which was the other headline""n S '" "" " pecteti 83 ""'««» <"» the President'.? annual economic report sent to Congress yesterday. i Even here, it seemed likely the | President would have to settle for a one-year extension instead of two, and that the law might not be tightened up in the ways he recommended. Canllul Hill Surprised In the face of adverse statements by leading tax legislators of his own party in recent weeks, there was considerable surprise on Capitol Hill that Mr. Truman even a.sked lor a new lax program. His recommendation, yet to be detailed in the budget or a special message, called /or an additional load of around five billion dollars. He said this could be obtained "by eliminating loopholes and special privileges, and by some tax rate increases." Sentiment Is Stronj Rep. Doughton (D-NC), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee which originates all tax legislation, observed that there seetns to be a strong sentiment around the country against any further tax'increases at this time. Would he hold hearings on the request? The chairman told reporters that decision would be put up to the committee-at the appropriate time, after the President explained just what rates he thought should be raised and what loopholes closed, : Mills Doubtful ol Hearing Rep Mills (D-Ark), > leader among ways and means Democrats, said he hardly sees how the committee could decline to heir Secretary of the Treasury Snyder formally present any admlnislra- lion tax program. But he said he doubts very mueh nhelbcr this would be followed by any general public hearings. Rep. Spence (D-Ky). chairman of the banking committee which will handle the proposed extension of the Defense Production Act, said it would be "tragic" to. allow controls ™ expire next June 30, AS preserTtfy ary v- lage tcJd-investigators they "heard planes overhead before the bomb fell. Marine" Col. James C. Murray looked at the crater, picked up a fragment and said: "Apparently there was an explosion here. We will see what we can find out about it." Investigators Are Friendly U. N. and Communist investtea- :crs were quiet and friendly. The Reds did not report there had been any damage. The accusation was made at Thursday's "no progress" truce .alks. The Reds sharply criticized Allied negotiators for allowing two representatives of the International Red Cross to enter the Panrmmjom area Wednesday and Thursday. WriKcn .\fessage Presented -The Communists handed the Allies a written message declaring the Red Cross delegates were not welcome Find added: "We hope that no similar incidents will recur in the future " The two Red Cross representatives returned to Seoul after handing an envelope to North • Korean Gen. Lee Sang Cho. were refused permission to They enter Weather | Arkansas forecast: Considerable cloudiness this afternoon, tonight North Korea to inspect prisoner of war camps. "ft Is Unnecessary" The Communists said they consider it "unnecessary to receive representatives of the Red Crow." on day MTTLE CHANGE v e ross. ..;/Both subcommittees working . armistice terms •spent the Philip D CountyJudgeship Wilson Superintendent Has Spent 25 Years In School Positions A Wilson school official. Phl)i j Deer, today announced his candidacy for the office of county For * years, Mr. Deer h as lous admimstrative public school work Deer was i schools in Mi fip/li -County for seven years. He was supervisor of loans and consultant in law for the State De parlmcnt of Edit cation and ha; lauqht in schools! at VVhitton and! Hot Spring Conn. ty. He wns born and raised on Hot .Spring Cot.ti ty farm. ,,„„,,, _ ^.^ Mr. Deer entered the rice icain t Gene r >-"-"— ">- '• -— HikeWoutdCost Family $226 Yearly WASHINGTON < /P> __ The heacl o > "ave an For Arkansas, the total new lax liability was estimated at 73 mil- ion dollars and the additional bur- See TAX IIIKK on Page 2 Inside -Today's Courier News ...Dell (rets Mlssco senior we tournament... 101 fighters In o"s- ccola Uolden Cloves... Stiorls ...I'age 7. ...Wilson News., Paee 5. ...Society., ,1'age 4, .. .Arkansas quads touch off minor revolt as f ; ,,her eel. the honors ..news briefs.. .Page 6 ...Markets...Page 2. ^-^ - l^l^l^Ll^il.^ SWGLS COP1ES_F1V£CENT 'Britain to Do Her Part Churchill Tells Nation We Take Our Stand At Your Side/ He Says ' v 1 will join in a "resolute and e e e live"" W Coill '""" isL »^e«io,, break oul m In a momentous address to a Joint Senate-House session, tho British leader declared: "We take our stand at your side." Churchill, speaking slovUy, told Congress t h e Brilish a r e "very Clad" that "you do not allow the Chinc-.se anti-Comnmnists on Formosa to be invaded." And lie predicted that in time China would throw off Communism By implication at least, these remarks moved British policy in the Far East closer to (list of the FCS ST.? continental highway, . U 5. 40, near the road ahead toward Donner Summit, nigni open. The word never came because another :ks line snowbound trans- : snow plows. * * near . * s t nU ed Tired 'Train. Group Finally Free of Snow THE ASSOCIATED PRESS United States. British Itecogniie Keci China Britain has recognized Communist China while this country still recognizes the Nationalist government of Chiang KM slick. In other highlights. Churchill; 1. Said he believes that "bv accumulating rfeliyrcnts of ail kinds against aggression," the free nations and the work! will b« able to avoid another world war. 2. Admonished that th« United Stales shoulid Bol afree la o«l- Imrlnt atomic bombs under present world conditions. "Be careful, above all Ihlngs, not to ]H go of the atomic weapon until you are sure and more than sure that the means of preserving' peace arc In your hands," he Said. Just before his caution about the A-bomb. Churchill had said the most "effective deterrent against a third world war" was the "valiant resolution" of 3. well-armed international lorce, "rather than the awful secret ivhlch has been wrested from nature." Supreme determination against another war would be the most effective guarantee of victory he suid. Churchill, in black suit and a doited bow tie. delivered his address from what appeared to be notes. No advance text was given to news reporters. Aimed perhaps as much to the American people as to the legislators, the address was carried bv nlli major, u ~ ' ' ' networks. Ills, woids also Brjljim anoV eaunUtes^oijieiS! S O\ei eas rtadlo—said it would broadcast translat oils In 16 lim inges to all piits ol the world Address Is "Climax" television and rndio Vishinsky Tabs Gen. Van Fleet As a'Cannibal' Russian Says Only HypocritesWouldLeave Parleys in His Hands PARIS MV-Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei y. vislilnskv today called U. S. Lieut. Gen. Jam8s van 1-leet a ••cannibal" unfitted to conduct armistice negotiations in Korea. Vishinsky told the united Nations political committee the "un- leasonabie demands presented by the American command can gue no hope for a succe sful conclusion high Donner Pass. riie deeply snow-packed high I j*nd Friday. A few showers east and south portions this afternoon Not much change in temperature Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy today, tonight and Friday: contin-i "— J ^' l * tl - >11 - vlte president and ued mild today, turning somewhat (8 enera! manager of Delta Implement colder northwest tonight; Friday re ' last " ight was elected na- somewhat colder north and west councilor of the Mid-South , ^, .JIJUJL i ne any wrangling over issues which have deadlocked the talks for weeks An Allied briefing officer said that for the delegates discussing prisoner exchanges-it was mereiv .«. matter of .ploughing over Ihe See CHASE-FIRE on P.ige 2 Loyis Nash Gets Micf-South Farm Equipment Post vice president and "<=•"= niiuiiej MUtfteville^silornex ^e tired men and wo. who filed for the office ea>J,er Ih,, ha slowly from th cars ninnth. .,...•' ""'". ule <-ars. -l-y train was still stuck there. C'omliirtor Revises 1 Figures A conductor gave these revised fi tires lor the streamliner's 254 refugees: |14 Pullman and 108 coach passengers, a total of '222 and 32 crewmen. Those who started from Chicago £110ay night in the sleek streani- mcr ended their trip in old-lash- H ned green Pullmans. Their relief train arrived at Oak- I me!, just across San Francisco Bav. about 3:30 a.m. <5:.TO am CSP). Ml Arc Tirert The tired men and women trick- pointed to t expired tern s^ek rc-clec Mr. Deer .1 z ra i=s »ould kcCn &J C0l , ntv on a cajh bisis If 'e'l'ccied w"tii"c county's top administrative Job. he said tiijs mornin™ *nd ' -••.-.' ..<iu OM;nr^ HllQ chicken, baths, change.5 of clothes. t-onis G, ueu IMIIU waay, turning somewhat colder northwest tonight; Friday somewhat colder north and west portions: high today 65-75: low tonight 35 northwest to near 60 southeast. Minimum this morning—55 Maximum yesterday—n Sunset loday—5:14.' Sunrise tomorrow—7-05 Precipitation 24 hours 'to 1 a m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—3.10, Mean temperature inilrtway between high and low) cs.i. Normal mean tempera luro J 0 i January—30.9. This Date Lait Year Minimum this morning—45 Maximum yesterday—35' Precipitation date—6.63. January 1 to this „„..,.,...,„ „, mv. iMia-couui Farm Erjuipment Association at the organization's annual convention In Memphis. Paul H. WaUsui) of Greenville Miss., was elected president to succeed J. .Sterling Inman of Memphis The about 600 delegates elected Harry R. Wfrman of Stuttgart Ark first vice president. According to custom. Wieman will step ,, p („ (i(c (iiTsidency r.ext year. M. H. Maddns of Jiick.ioi) ''I'enn -let p. Perhaps the embraces from some Each ccmmmiity would receive •„ I 3 °° wa ' tin » spectators were a little fair snare" of county road hinds i T,™ l °" dCr lhan m " a1 ' A * molic Mr. Deer also promised Ktenimr' s "l )Cakcr boomed In the cav- coirnty roads in "the best Dosslble I eni0 "' 5 O;lklnnd station reeling off condition: properly maintalnine! namcs cndl «sly to pick un mes- county property, including j ,,. ^ t tt,, ,._,, jiii_iuuing me iv\o i county court houses: and profitaSlc operation ol the county farm would' he my main objectives tn the of-j 3XMrd Firty fice" Mr. Deer said. He "c jtci^ HIS scfioo] exijcrietice • vl auto rid would aid him in solving problems I to San Francisco, in Juvenile court and his work In' '" " ' ' 57 Sleep Aboard seven passengers slept until late morning, left quickly on halt-hour MT. uccr said. ) "uicis icit quickly on half-hour feels bis school experience I f " Ty or aul ° rirf f-s scrass the bay aid him in solvins nroiiinmc to San Francisco. New Storm Threatens SAN FRANCISCO rAPi _ The black mass of a new storm front roiled toward Northern California today, threatening more rain and snow far areas already flooded and snowbound. shortly alter regular heat gave out In the 20-dcgree temperatures Monday. Only a feu- remained ill. He said his wife luckily had brought along a shocbox filled with medicines. California-Nevada border. K— ^ Mod™ Hit n Desperate Bid 'Do or Die' Effort Started by Vietminh Rebels, French Say HANOI. Indochina IIP,— Communist-led Virtminli rebels are hurling thousands of their youth to death before French and Vfcnnamese positions In a desperate bid to win tho <var fn Indochina, the Prenuh commander here said last night. Gen. nnoul Sulan, commander In chief of French forces, declared Red Umwi was giving "massive aid" to the Viftminh In its "do or die" ef- """ 'nici-iiLr LUG united States Salan said youths ol 18. with only | provides ••much or little." Church- vo weeks of inilit^rv Imtiiinr. HJ ricclarrd ihr. nriiic*. «„.: _.M, For Churchill, the address was n climatic point to tiis American journey, undertaken to seek closer understanding and lies with Ihe United States, now that his country had returned him to the leadership he exercised during the war. The British prime minister has The Sml<!t foreign minister quoted .the Associated press as reporting that General Van Fleet was "perfectly satisfied" with war destruction In North Korea and the critical state of the civilian population. "Statement.; iif a Cannibal" "Those arc the statements of a blood-thirsty man — „» , bal." Vishinsky declared. "This is what those who insist cover- mst,. They are lo have one more I Vl5hinsi-v'= oiiotation meeting tomorrow before Churchill tortion of'"a"re nirt c- w " i leaves Washington on Saturday. matte in an interview• "an ! 13 r Churchill bcjan his address by ! Heel was commenting orMns dra"- •s.iiing thai an his conferences here (gcd out armistice talks and said were aimed so that "we can do cur | 'he Communists were findin" : he best for the common cause." | «'»r a "terrible drain" and needed He said.: "I have not conic hcrej a " d wanted the armistice. Then he added: to ask yon for money." i\e iHust li.ive Help i ~ ~~ -—in^u mt uurinurn part ™^JZ»". ^ Britain Sc^ ^ tod. "etffi ^ "Iain satisfied the northern part two sects of military training, were fanatically attacking heavily fortified French positions and were being moved down like wheat before bunkers and barbed wire defenses Salail .said his soldiers would fntn a decisive vi.-tm-y-barrjn,, outright Intervention by Chinese Communist Trnnnt must have American help if it to meet the defense production goals it has set. "It Ls for you to Judge." he said how much aid Britain should receive. i "Much or Ulllc" But whether the United Slates declared the nriii^ii " tu . ^tit. uriilsn ii.iiiuti^ win continnc lo make n maximum ef- the tree world. President Trtmian. leaving tin- spotlight, of the moment entirely to his British visitor, was not present. But Mrs. Truman was In the presidential gallery. ---,.. •uutt, ^lULiung ;ti]ci .'heller and the population of North Korea is in vy.-y oritical condition. " His u»a?e of tl-.c word "satisfied" was-In the sense of undcr- .siajidlinr the situation, not fullil- mcnt of a deMie, Vl.shimky u-3.-i discussinc. nibus Russian poate plan eluded as one of its features a demand that the u. N. vote for with- ; an 'om- One of Leachville's Four Founders Dies at 83 . . elected Mcond e -, .......... .., ....... .id r.rahsm McDonald of Mem- 1 comiviunit.vi is phis was re-etcctcd secrctary-tre.is- the Blvlh'evili( liTpr. . . . ._ -_.ui HIIQ ins work In i An estimator! ijD per.sons were plarmiiis and administering school! aboard when the relief train snub- budgets would prove valuable In the P' crt to a stop at the curt of the portion he scrfa. jt, a ,k FI! t r c „. Including twn Graduated from ArUansns state " Mrctcher c.i.scs. had » ol olf at Sar ! Teachers College with a bachelor ot.'»mcnto others lelt n t Hter sio.x. science dep,«e. Mr. Deer then *t- Some Still ' Sleepy I tmdfd Gforse Pc.licdy Colle«c and : Half ,n hour Mlcr arrival all revived Ins masters dmoe there j Oakland. Mmie, still popm-d Jf! lie hflprd dereiop and p romflU ,;,!r: ( ,|,y- ( ycd. lll<3 nul *' Meiton of vice pitsWcnt] rural telephones for the VVhitton 1 Heroin Dr. Walter H L Rotil paft president ofjof Mlrtdlctown. Ohio, said the ex Rotarv ciiih- and prricnce was "somclhlng I'll m-tct n. Ark., *,- an. r., and F. E. .James of Greenwood Miss — re named to Ihe bnarri of'dircc- .-._ _... ,..^ ,., v lv ^i,,, v ^,m O: a ]io has been active In Boy Scout work In this area. A member of [he Baptist Church •• 1 lots. he fcrgct." The stocky and gray 52-year-old physician had worked tirele=slv to treat some 60 victims of gas" fumes Uiat seeped through the trim LEACHV1LLE — Tllggle H (Uncle Tugelci Honnoll, one of 'lie four founders of the city ol Leachville. died yesterday afternoon at his home here following a short illness. He was 83. A retired farmer. Mr. Honnoil had been a resident of Leachville since I89S. moving here from Hot. Springs County to found a town. Complications of old age were blamed for his death. Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday in the family residence here. The Rev. O. A. MrKdvey. pastor of the Monette .Mcthndist Church, will officiate. Burial will be In the Lcachville Cemetery with Grezn Funeral Home of Lcachville in charge. Mr. Honnoll came to Norlhfast Arkansas with r.vo uncles and his brother. Peter Honnoll. who nt 92 surviies him. sad settled in this Vlcinily. Two ye ars after their arrival hete. they buili a .saw m;tl which «.is (he flrK "bnMnow tirm" on the site (if what Is now Lraihville. From that timber mill, the; llrm- "oil's grcdually built a town and tlint tonn »as named I.cachvil.'e tn honor ol his uncle, Josh Leach The other uncle and founder was Sam McNamce. The Horn'-ll-i nnrchasm the land for the timber and begun West Has Itrlm: Tiie west has inv c(I Visliinsky sted rcpc.itcd e.'lurts to ilavc the u ~N Illteircne in tile t.ilk.s level rould break iii, on i polit'-ui uio' talfa at clearing the land. , The .Soviet plan also demands mat the U. N. irand membership |"> the North Atlantic Pact as in- At that time I consistent with inemb.«r,hi p in the iriy voted not U. N. ai id call-, .... ri'-e pt'^ce pad The U. N. h.!... ;,!:,. In t:ii.i- up Korea u: iirniMiic is reach ;i Driver Fined ^}Q} i Jailed On Drunk Driving Charge ,M;n:i>- Cox . v a< fined S100 Biid to.t.s and sciitoiu-cci to a day In ja-1 in Mun-cip.U Court this inorn- Kiif on a charjc of drivms whilo under the. iiiflurncr of liquor. LCMlu-nSoS \ti™*"*°™* char« S of SpS I.cachville uilli i saw mill f^achvilte's population was only II and all of them Honnclls Besides his timber activities "Uncle Ttig ? le" .wrvcd Uachullc *« a constable and for « vcars »•" a justite of the peace here. In !9I6. he retired from actiu cultivation of his -10-^crc l-, r m near here ar.d spent his last day* quietly lendinit his cows and chickens in the community he helped found. In addition lo his brother Peter. Mr Honnoll is survived bv Ins -j. ife. Mrs. Honnoll of d-iuslitm. Mrs Delia "stcclc"of ,Manila, Mrs. Ella Anderson of ~ Mrmtsin Home. Mrs. Allie Hamtl \LITTLE LIZ ol sv I.o-.iis and Mrs. Mnble Pase : of St i.nuu: one strn-son. Ror- r.lrr. K..III, of cardwell. «„,: two f!f|» rtauchtcrs. Mrs. Donnie Holme*, of Bankston. Mo., and Mrs. Doliir Johnson of Poplar nl'iff. Mo.: two other brothers K Honnoll of St. l.miis and Mi,im- >ey Honnoll of Foreman. Aik,; and two half-brothers, tinders Honnoll of Memphis and Morgan Honnoll of Florida. Eighteen grandchildren. 30 Ricat srandchlldren, four strp- emmlrhildit-n and two step- gitat-Krandchildicn also survive. \. It somozinglhol so many dumb blondes monoge to v,-egr smorl. clothes -

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