The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 23, 1951 · Page 7
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PAGE TWELVK (AKK.; COUK1EK NiiWg Forgeries Hunted On Purchasing Law Petitions McMarh and Murry Split on Ruling by Attorney General LITTIJ3 ROCK, July 23. {/T1 — Arkansas' administration is extending its search for alleged forgeries on petitions to refer the controversial new state purchasing act. Carl P. Parker, slnte purchasing agent and a lending sponsor of the controversial "liberalized" act, said yesterday the Investigation would be broadened to all counties Involved. He called for volunteer workers to aid In the search for forged signatures. "Our 'spot checks' on a few of the petitions from Pulaskl County alone convince us that the alleged forging of names was far more widespread, flagrant, gross and crude than at first thought possible," snlcl Parker In a prepared statement, "In four days with only two of three men to assign to the Investigation we have secured affidavits from 72 persons stating that their name or that of a deceased relative or a child has been signed by some unauthorized person." The Act, No. 2-12 of 1951, would iwrmlt state purchases without competitive bidding. Arkansas News Briefs— Past Week' Death Toll Second Highest of '51 By TUB ASSOCIATED I'llESS Arkansas' violent death toll reached 1(« second highest weekly peak of the year in the seven day period ended at midnight Sunday. Twentysix deaths were recorded. Felton Harris, about 35, of Woocison, was found dead on the Missouri Pacific Lines track near Woodson, Pulaskl County Coroner Dr. Howard A. Dichong ruled the death accidental. A former truck driver took hl» life In Stuttgart, and a Pulasfcl County farjn prisoner died of heat prostration Saturday. Thursday was the most tragic day of the week. There were nine Jeaths that day. The victims included four members o( a family who perished when their farm home near Pocahontas burned. Traffic accidents again were the big killer, taking seven lives. Five parsons were killed in fires; four drowned; two were killed In separate piano crashes; two died of heat prostration; and an electrocution, a logging accident, a fluid, an accidental shooting each took one life. One person committed suicide and there was one homicide. 3-Year-Old Fighting Losing Battle for Life LITTLE HOCK, July 23. m~ A tiny Arkadelphla tot, Uirce-ycar-old Emily Ann Harrison, Is fighting a losing bulllo against Leukemia—the dreaded disease affecting the blood. The little girl, daughter of a dead Korean war hero, may live nn- olher 20 months with fmtueiit blood transfusions and the best of care, say doctors. Her father was U. Lewis T. Harrison, jr., whD was killed In Korea. iW/oro Ills death, he was awarded the I'urple Heart for wounds and the Silver Star for gallantry In action. MeMath, Marry at Odcl» LITTLE HOCK, July 23. CAP)— A rift between Governor MeMath and Atty. Gen. Ike Murry became apparent over the weekend. In a radio controversy at Crossett, the governor said Murry's ruling on Act 214 of 1843 was "absurd." Murry has declined to comment on the statement. The attorney general has held that the act in question prohibits state officials or members of state boards from doing business with any stnle department or agency. The administration — through Stale Purchasing Agent Carl P. Parker — has contended that the act allows stnta officials 'or board members to sell goods to any state department other thnn the one with •which they are connected. McMath declared In the Interview that Murry's ruling prevented the state from doing business with the state's businessmen. (Actually the report said McMath made the charge about Act 242 (of 1951), the new "liberalized" state purchasing law. However. It Is obvious that the governor was referring to 214, since Blurry said Inst night he has never issued a rulinc on 242.) Girt Left as 'Bond' In Fishing Violation WATERLOO, 111. _<^)_A group of persons, fined for fishing without a license, were shy the $10 fine and costs. So they left one of tlie girls in the group with Magistrate Arthur Koch as bail. Mrs. Koch, unaware of the deal, was surprised when she camo home that evening and found the girl In her kitchen, still awaiting her friends' return. Read Courier Newi Classified Ads. MONDAY, JULY 23, 1981 Francis Cherry Named Head of U. of A. Fund LITTLE ROCK, July 23. (/I'j— Chancellor Francis Cherry of Jolies- boro has been elected president of the University of Arkansas' new endowment ami trust fund. He was elected by the fund's directors at a meeting here Saturday. Other officers arc Tap Homer, Jr., Little nock, vice president- Dusty Rhodes, Puyctteville, secretary, and Bunn Bell of raycttcviMc, assistant comptroller of the university, treasurer Public Schools May Bring on Now Dispute LITTLE ROCK, July 23. M')—Arkansas' controversy-ridden fund- short public schools may bo the center of still another dispute. The Arkansas Legislative Council, empowered by the 1051 legislature to surrey the education system with an eye for possible Improvements, may hand over the job to tlie George Puabody Institute Hcrrn Northcutl, council director, has sent r,ucsllonnKtrcs to all legislators asking their views on the matter. Pick Urges More Flood Control Projects ^ NASHVILLE. Ark., Ju'y 23. W-MaJ. Gen. Lewis A. Pick, hend ot the U. s. corps of engineers, says the notion needs moiiy more flood control and hydroelectric power projects. Spe.nktog a t the dedication of the Narrows Dam on the Little Missouri River near here Saturday, the general said that, "If there were nrce dams In Kansas ll kc narrows, there would be no suffering, misery o loss such as they are experiencing today." Pick had bad news for one group of Arkansas clti/.ens-those living .ton. The ou.cl.11. River. He sa.c, that no change Is contemplated H plans to dlscortlnue operation of three locks on ll, c river in Arkansas and Hope Dims for 38 On Missing Plane Weather Hampers Rescue Craft in Alaskan Search JONKAU, Alaska. July 23, W> — Rescue plajies fanned out ever the rugged Alaska coastline early today in an expanding st'nrcli for a missing Korean airlift transport and its 38 occupants. As the search for tho Canadian Pacific airlines DC-4 widened with a gradual improvement in weather conditions, hope for the occupants diminished. Searchers -said the area ^here thc plane last reported-was me of the wildest on 'he North \merlcan continent. The transport, carrying among its wssengers 2S Americans Including •via "high-rated" civilians, left Vancouver, n.C., late Friday for Anchorage Alaska, on the first leg if a flight to Tokyo. The pilot. Capt, Victor Fox, last reported off Cape Spencer, Alaska, it 12:17 a.m. PST (3:17 a.m. EST) Saturday Pox said thc plane was course at 9.«x> feet, about 80 miles due west of Juneau. with a i\2 hour fuel supply. Hampered lly Weather Low-flying planes searched waters off the Alaska panhandle yesterday but poor visibility hampered their missions, other platie.s scanned mountain peaks above the 8,000 loot level without success. The U.S. Weather Bureau flight forecaster expected gradual improvement of yesterday's soupy weather conditions. He said slowly lifting cloud ceilincs would permit closcup studies of deep fjords and towerinn mountain peaks dotting the panhandle. Passengers listed by military authorities as aboard the missing aircraft Included three civilians. Audley Stcpluin, Traiton. N.J., Vernon E. Horsey, Mitchell, S.D.. and Olenn n. Clausen, Seattle. Wash. No further identification was available from military authorities, but in Trenton stephan's wife reported her husband was on his way to help the army \vith finance problems in Okinawa. The civilians ,wcro attached to the Army and reportedly were on a United Nations mission. Other passengers included 26 American servicemen, two from thc Royal Canadian Navy, and crew of seven Canadians, including two stewardesses. Youngster in Business Via a Prolific E w« EL PASO, Tex. (API — A four- year-old Hampshire ewe, nnmcd Chubby, has put her youug owner into the sheep breeding business. club hoy, reports that Chubby ha' brought him eight lambs in thrci years. Her-first offsprings were twli InmlM and llic last two years slu has come up with triplets. Donald Is using this high production stock as n foundation for i_ sheep tlock. Flo plans to work on Reds Accused Of Executing 1,300 TAIPEH, Formosa, July 23. (K't— The Chines* Nationalist Defense Ministry laid today Chinese Communists executed more than 1.300 persons this month at Walyeuug, between Hong Kong and Canton on (lie Red mainland. The ministry report said: Most of the victims had moved to Waiyetmg recently from the British colony of Hong Kong and the Portuguese colony of Macao. Four thousand persons were sentenced to death in the North China port city ol Tientsin in one week earlier this month. One of them was Wen Shi-ching, former Nationalist mayor of Tientsin. The Nationalist ex-mayor of Ki- yiu, Tan VTuan-chao. has been executed. Koylu is 60 miles west of Canton. One of Tan's sons conducted the trial and issued the death sentence. Marriage Licenses The following couple obtained a marriage license Saturday at the office of the county clerk, Mrs. Elizabeth Blythe Parker. liershcl Richard Hicks and Miss Barbara Slayton, both of Manila. 8 Die, 23 Hurt In 'Frisco Fire Blaze Razes Wooden Apartment Building SAN FRANCISCO, July 23. CAP) —Eight persons burned to death and 23 were injured as fire rosrcd through a wooden apartment notice yesterday. Six other residents were missing but probably were vacationing. It was San Francisco's worst fire since 1944, when 22 were killed. About 70 residents scrambled from the four-story building as flames raced upward from the ground floor Just after dawn. Some jumped, screaming. One woman bounced from a life net struck the building and suffered a fractured skull. Sannl Wierensen tried to escape doiiii a drain pipe wilti her 5-year old son clinging piggy-back. She fell, fracturing her pelvis. The boy suffered a brain concussion. Ten of the injured were firemen Acting Fire Chief A. J. Galli said the flames had a 20-mlmite start before a newsboy sounded the alarm. He reported suspicious circumstances and police began questioning known firebugs Koo Sees Truce Talks as 'Stall' WASHINGTON, July 23 VPt— Dr Wellington Koo. Nationalist Chinese ambassador to the United States, said last night he believes the Communists ar» participating In the Korean cease-fire talks to gain time. "They need time both for their political purposes and to rebjild their military strength," Dr. Koo said in a televised interview. He also said he still has hopes that his government will be invited to attend tlie forthcoming Japanese peace treaty signing Neither the Chinese Nationalists nor Communists have been invited. , Jcnner made the first inoculation ' for smallpox in 1796. Aircraft Firm's Founder Dies PHILADELPHIA. July 23. (IP, — W. Wallace Kellett, president and fouudDi of the Kellett Aircraft Corporation, died yesterday at the age ol 60. He was a leader in the early manufacture of the autogiro and helicopter. Kellett entered the aircraft manufacturing business in 1919. Ten years .'ater he established the Kellett Company in Philadelphia and proceeded to build the country's lirst wingless aircraft and the first Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111,, July 23- (!?>— (USDA>—Hogs, 8.000| weights 220 Ibs down steady to & quarter higher ttran Friday's average; heavier weights uneven, mostly 25 to 50 cents higher; sows fully SO cenLs higher; bulk choice 180240 Ibs 23.00-50; top 23.50 freely For weights up to 230 Ibs; 240-270 Ibi 22.00-23.00; 270-300 Ibs 21.25-22.00) around 325 Ibs 20.50; 150-170 Iba 21.50-22.75; 120-140 ibs 19.50-21.25; 100-110 Ibs 1800-19.00; sows 400 Ibs down 19.00-75; over 400 Ibs 17.0018.60; stags 13.00-15.50; boars 10.0013.00. llf Cattle, 1,500; calves, 100; bulli^S or mori higher; a f«w loads and lots of choice steers and mixed yearlings 35.00-50; gcod mixed yearlings 33.00; utility and commercial rows 23.00-28.50; cnnners and cutters 18.00-23.00. A new device automatically turns off your radio when speaking Interrupts the music. It Is of special Interest to hotels or restaurants in obtaining suitable background music, free from speech, directly from radios, thus supplementing wired music services. fleet of rotary-wing military aircraft for the Army Air Corps. In 1943 the firm built the first iiutogiro Ui lie used for daily mail delivery Donald Leslie, El Paso County multiple birlh with the flock. Israel Growing Flax For the First Time JERUSALEM—(/Pi—There was another "first" In Israel—this time the | first harvest ot flax, the Hebrew ] University's School of Agriculture 1ms announced. With Israel government support, the school has fnr a number of years been experimenting with the growing of flax spec- j $ iruens sent to Israel from various *" pnrUs of thc world. Thc first flax crop lias been harvested on 250 acres of non-irrigated land near Hcdcrnh in the southern Isriu'l coastal plain—not fnr troin the Neeev half-desert where 2-i.OCO arres of flax are planned to be planted within the next four years. Tlie fibres grew well, a farmer siuil. How Many Years Back Can You Remember? GoiiiEj I):tck C? years will (iikc you pnsl (he second World War, llic depression of Hie Ihir- lies. the slock market crash in '29. the sinkins; of HIP I.usilnnia.. .ami almosl lo (lie Spanisli- AmevU-nn \Var. II seems a shame to mark the years liy tragedies hut we are trying to (niiul oui that the Farmers Bank & Trust Co. has offered continuous service since 1908. You can t>iace your confidence in Ihc sound policies of Ihe nldesl bank i" Mississippi County. . .liinc- Iried—panic-tested. We are at your service today, tomorrow, and in the years (o come. 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