The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 31, 1952 · Page 5
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1952 Council Passes Letter Clork ls Named Favoring Air Base Here (Continued from Pige hear from anybody who w*s opposing It." ' Max Walters and Bob IXK Smith. who say they did not start the petitions opposing the reactivation but who signed it, .attacked the Mayor's fcctlon In moving up the time of City Council meeting;. '"We had planned to attend the meeting and present our views," the two men said, "but could not leave ^ our places of business on such short ^ notice. We didn't know oi the early meeting time until less than an hour be/ore it was scheduled and that was because we bought a copy of the paper at the Courier News office." "Most of the people who would have gone ^o the meeting to oppose passage of the resolution didn't know of the meeting until »lter it had been held," they said. In the resolution, the city agrees to: Give exclusive rights at the base to the Air Force. Provide land needed for expansion. Furnish Organized Reserve Corps quarters. Make available necessary utilities. Provide 800 rental units. Insure fair rental costs. Cooperate In providing adequate recreational, athletic and cultural facilities oft-base. Provide necessary school facilities and expand as necessary to absorb dependents of military personnel. Provide adequate medical facilities. Jf, The resolution received a favor- W »t>)e vote from all aldermen present — Homer Wilson, John Caudill. J. L. Nabers. J. Llndsey Gunn, and Charles Lipford. , Aldermen I,. O. Nash, Jesse White, <»nd Leslie Moore were absent from the meeting, but Mayor Dan Blodgett said he had .talked to them •bout the proposal and they had signed the resolution. Opposition Discussed There was no discussion of the motion prior to a vote on the proposal, but Alderman .Wilson later asked about "rumored opposition to the airbase." Mayor Blodgett asked Chamber of Commerce President Max Logan to fell about it. Mr. Logan, who favors reactl- ratlon of the base, read a petition being circulated stating that signers "dissent and disapprove" of reactivation of the base. "Most of those opposing reactivation are renting land out there _ that's why they don't want it." Mr Logan said. "I think It is not a small group in Blj-theville which is tor it because of possible personal gain (as charged In the opposing petition) I think we coiili} get 3,000 slgna- ^- lures on a petition favoring reactivation—and in a very short time * Mr. Logan said. •> "We intend to start an educational program to inform the oppd-' sitlon of their mistakes," Mr Lo_ Ban continued. Alderman Wilson said it seemed - the selflsh motives were on the part of those opposing reactivation He •was referring to land renters. Deny Immorality Charge In jegard to the moral situation, the men to be stationed here In the event of reactivation are to be rated technicians, Alderman Wilson said. A signer of a petition opposing reactivation charged an influx of troops would lower the moral standards of the town. "Men coming here would be career men who could not help but be good citizens If they want to get ahead in the service," Alderman Wilson said Mayor Blodgett said "I think they (opponents of the base) are hiding behind the cloak of immorality to shield their real rea- •>«ons for opposing reactivation" , i?T* P retty Boc-l citizens were !eft here by the base when it was - M , a y° r Blodsjett ended the special session of City council by saying I* 6 " £ ol " d be opposition to anything because we don't all think ft !^ a »h J 13 *' 8 the way we »™l •ro^nd " mak " the WDrld *° ry- r. vrar resgned the nost he ng so hard/to railroad this issue has held since last year became hi af ' a George Clark yMKraay was named secretary.treasurer of the Bly- notlce by our honorable Mayor theville KIwanis' Club to succeed Blodgett? could it he that he and Joe Evrard, who has resigned the I6W bVISIllPSS IYIPH U'Sin ar-o *.-i. Ti.IV t^,^-__j _»_i .... ' an the few business men who are try •nt, h?L h PftyroU the oase »o"W bring here are needed and would chTded Wr commu '" t y." he con- Opponents State Case Brpup ot men who have " ° PPOS)n ™« hJlIT 5 *' 61 " to «»i™ , f " conce ™lns the oppo- m n» ' Rlr base in °" r community we wish to state these facts. No one has made a direct ST1 againrt the m «i of «/ ™~ 1° °i a " y othcr town w h" are now in the armed forces The .laKment made In yesterday's pa per concerning the morality of the •community was made in reference to the Influx of a lower clnss of E°ffi H ch follows thcsc m ''"*?y Installations m every community all over the United states. This group Includes gamblers, prostitutes. gratters, and shiftless types uhftT 5 Wh ° havebul o^ «tal when they enter our city~to make ' •" v l n f°" the «™«" 'orcra I m.n «„"" statement ^ «« same! M c ° n " rn lng the election of S^ In BO " ge "' ^""^ ' he «*« "f nZ P f «P«sses the opinion of the people, reminds me of some I ™j?" tnogwash °» . political fl£u™ who trys In every respect, to cover! some Important Information. May I I ask how many votes df( j. th * ?w, ?. ,£' Mr ' BMeM "«'«? " this is the case, more voters would have voted against the base than for It-but this ts not a true stale- men as all three opponents In the Jhi. 6 WC ^ for actlvatl(>n - Therefore v M a g™ en t °', Mr- Logan's thould be stricken from the record « • very poor excuse of reason. , _ <?' I *" tll> n Meetlnr Change ^ Olt l Counc " meetln ^ oJmn««d on t very «hort afl ' aUi ' hat " thcy , nn cy M «Pn"5 empoyment M M the meeting go on as usual at phis. Mr. C!ark was appointed elock at ni ' 8 o'clock at night, too much opposition might attend and cause city Council to reconsider some of the cu letter of Intent and possibly revise for members ZM he ,£i r E?" e v > m %**» ."- "S*y . the club's Board of Directors: welcome the Idea with be purchased by the merchants of Blytheville who will gain financially from the reopening of the base If the Air Force wanted the base they would have simply stated the fact and started work In the very near future Instead of having to receive the whole-hearted support of the people and a letter of intent obligating the city to such a great financial strain. "In closing, may KS soy that when a man cannot state his own opinion without being choked with misconstrued Ideas of his fellow man, the community needs to rise to his defense. How many lives have been lost on the battlefield for tills honored privilege? The Freedom of Thought Is by far one of the greatest freedoms the American people can ever hope for. Charge Mercenary View . 'Jhf merchnnts.or this *°wn are definitely looking at this question from a purely mercenary angle and not from the over-all view In benefit of the community. The farmer will be hurt by this and If this question is in your mind, get in your car and drive out to some of your farmer friends - - are they? — and ask their opinions on 'this question." Mr. Logan made a statement yesterday as president of Blytheville Chamber of Commerce, one of the civic and service organizations supporting reactivation. The Chamber has worked for more than two years to get the base here reactivated. Mr. Logan snid Concerned About Labor Supply Johnson Blackivell. farmer signed one of the three known copies of the petition and said, "The farmers of this community already have a scarcity of labor and at a high price. Tins is strictly an agricultural city and farmers' Interests must be supported." One copy of the petition Is at 61 Implement Company, where Max Walters and Bob Lee Smith they are not "putting any one to sign, bufc t,, on a counter for all sign 11 they wish." meeting that o. E. Knudsen rma been appointed chairman of the Kl- wanls Educational Fellowship for the district's 12th Division. Mr. Knudsen Is the retiring 12th Division lieutenant governor. Guests at. yesterday's meeting ere Cecil Graves, George Lee, A. O. Mailman and Key Club members Bob Childress and Calvin Czeschin. BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIKR NEWS , Mr. Evrard resigned the nost he M «P«n"5 employment M Memby Three piano students of~Mrs Ce- :ll Lowe gave a musical program of the club at "' *"" KOWe y of ° J. R. Bombolaski Succumbs at 74 Services for Retired farmer to Be Held • At 9 a.m. Saturday Services for John Raymond Bombolaski, 74. retired farmer, will be conducted at 9 n.m. Saturday in the immaculate Conception Catholic Claire Church by the Rev. Amos Enderltn. Madison pastor. arid Ronnie It was announced at tcry with •esterday's charge. HIGHWAY (Continued trom Page 1) Smith district, of some $525 000 worth of gravel and crushed rock which was stockpiled by the highway department in 1950. "Sounds About Right" The contractor said today that Sm.OOO "sounds about right" for the amount of material his company had furnished. Most of McNulty's remaining 'es- timony concerned a $2,000 loan which he made to John K Brown In 1950. The loan was made through the Interstate company. McNuIty said he had paid $1.050 of the money himself, and that Brown still owed him that amount personally. He said Brown paid $950 after McNiilt; began to press him in the summer of 1951. lating two copies of the petition. Barney Cockrell, owner of a Main street business, favors .reactivation and said. "The merchants of- this town need something—and we have had more opportunity to get this than anything. "I think It really would benefit Servlce s for Lawrence Widner, the farmers, too, In the long run Blytheville. will be conducted If all laborers •'leave this area—and 1 p - m - tomorrow in the Half Me they are leaving — land 1 would drop. iiLtuauj "If w* don't get It, .we are going charge to have more vacant buildings on Obituaries Burial will be !n Elm wood Ceme Cobb Funeral Home In Mr. Bombolaski. a resident of Blytheville for 37 years, died at his home at 1701 Chlckasnwba at 2-25 P.m. yesterday following an Illness of approximately three weeks. Born In Siberia, Ind., Mr. Bombolaski came to Blytheville in 1315. he was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and the Knights of Columbus. Rosary will be said at Ihe Cobb Funeral Home at s o'clock tonight and it the home at & tomorrow night. Mr. Bombolaski is survived by his wife Mrs. Thresla Bombolaski- six daughters. Miss Rose Borobola-skl, Mrs. Herman Lane, Miss Olivia BomboJaski, Miss Jnne Bombola-ski and Mrs. Donald Walter of Blytheville. and Mrs. Frank TavolaccI of New York; two sons. Mike Bomlxi- laski of Dudley, Mo., and Herman Bombolaski of Blytbcville; three brothers, joe Bombolaski of Blytheville, Steve Bombolaski of Green Bay, wise., and Dr. Martin Bombolaski of Jasper, Ind.; and two sisters. Mrs. Henry Kesson of Siberia. Ind., and Mrs. Cris Bach of Louisville, Ky. Active pallbearers will be Andrew Hoses. Jimmle Kittany, J. F. Montandon, Felix Carney, Eddie Hagan, and Frank Wagnon. Rites Tomorrow For Victim of Auto Accident Services for Lawrence Widner, 36. ~ .._ at p.m. tomorrow in the Half Moon Baptist Church by the Rev. A. M. Houston. Cobb Funeral Home Is In Mr. Widner died at T p.m. yester . .. r- day In a Fulton, Ky., hospital of In- his life. H« Is survived by his wife, Mrs Truly Widner of Blytheville- one daughter. Margaret Widner; one son, Tolbert Widner; a brother Fterest Widner all of Blytheville-' snd two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Schullz of California and Mrs. Bertie Parish of Dell. • * • C. F. Henderson Dies in Holland HOLLAND, Mo. — Services for Charles Prank Henderson of Holland, who died Monday night at the home of a daughter here, were conducted today at the Holland Baptist Church by the Rev. George Bugg, Ihe Rev. J. M. Patterson and the Rev. Fred Boren. He was 16. Burial «-as In Ml, Zion Cemetery with German Funeral Home of Steele In charge. Mr. Henderson had been a resident of Holland for 40 years. He Is survived by his wife. Mrs. Nancy Jane Henderson of Holland; four daughters, Mrs. E. L. Phelps of Lexington, Tenn., Mrs. C B Correli of Holland, Mrs. J. B Hall of Kennett and Mrs. Carl Alison of Kewanee, Mo.; one brother. John H. Henderson of Valtejo, calif.; five sisters. Mrs. D. P. Love of Lexington, Tenn., Mrs. H. S. Johnson of Lexington, Mrs. w. F. Moore of Cedar Grove, Tenn., Mrs. Dovey Alton of Lexington and Mrs. Sam Pisher of Holland; 23 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Commodity And Stock Markets- new York Cotton Open High low Mar 4115 4181 4156 May . ...... 4150 4KO 4128 July 4102 4110 4080 Oct 3854 3860 3830' July Oct Mcti. May July Sep. Egypt Reported Seeking Order CAIRO W)—Reliable informants said today orders have been issued to "Egyptian commandos" in Ihe Suez Canal area to stop their guerilla activities, it looked like an attempt by the new government of Premier Aly Maher Pasha to restore order. At the same time, two leading Egyptian newspapers credited the new premier with a receptive attitude toward Western overtures for a settlement of the bloody Brittsh- Egyptian dispute. Head Courier News Classified Ads. CEASE-FIRE Continued from page 1 said changes they suggested minor. 1:30 4155 4130 4031 3812 New Orleans Cotton Open High Low Mar ....... 4175 4183 4151 4150 4159 4120 4100 4111 4074 3857 3857 3833 4120 4074 3330 Soybeans High 302 V, 2S5'.l 29310 2 85 ',4 Low 238',! 29214 201 283 Y, Close New York Stocks A T and T Anier Tobacco .. Anaconda Copper Beth Steel . Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen E!e:lrlc Gen Motors ird Montgomery W N Y Central Int Harvester . . J C Penney Republic Steel . Radio .. Socony Vacuum Studebakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp . Scars U S Steel Sou Pac 155 3-4 65 3-8 52 1-4 52 65 1-4 104 1-2 PAGE FIVB were Allied Planes Rip Red Rails SEOUL. Korea. M>j-AIlled warplanes ripped up Red rail lines in 132 places toctny in heavy new attacks on wobbly Norlh Korean transport routes. American Jets snw 140 Communist jei fighters during the day rtld not report any Reds damaged. Allied pilots snld they blasted a tank, nine artillery pieces and 20 simply buildings In addition to their raids on rail and truck roules In 652 sorties flown during the day Patrols Skirmish On the ground, rj.K'. infantrymen clashed in a few minor patrol skirmishes. A. U. S. Eighth Army com- munique reported tsvo small Red attacks behind mortar barrages were beaten back before down along the Pukhan River in the Central Sector. U. S. Fifth Air Force war.nlanes flew 210 sorties by noon, pilots re- •orleil more Dian.50 new rail cut,; Workers School Will Be Held at Methodist Church A Christian Workers School for Methodists in (his area will be held at First Methodist Church here Feb. 25 through Feb. 29. the Rev. Roy I. Ba«ley, pastor of the host church, announced today. The Rev. Ralph HIDis will teach a course on the Old Testament- the Hev. Dr. Ira A. Brumley, executive secretary or the North Arkansas Conference board of education, will conduct a course on the New Testament; and young people will be Instructed on Christian Preparation for Marriage by the Rev. Lee Gates of Manila, The Rev. Mr. Bagley will t ea(!n "The Meaning of Methodism." 51 1-8 64 1-8 19 J-.| ~~— ...-.- i»*i..j., /u lit.* mil cuiiS. 31 5-8 clalm * also Included two field pieces M i n ct Jiff f ni i r MM if L-c i~£ 43 21 1-1 | 300 Ibs 16.75-17.50; bulk 150-170 39 1-1 [ Ibs 16.25-17.75; ISO-140 Ibs M 0032 3-4 15.15; sows «0 Ibs down 13.50-10 0082 5-8 I heavier sows 13.50-15.00. 57 5-3 \ Cattle 1.200; calves 400; bulls fullv 55 5-8 ' "" ' 40 5-8 63 1-2 Livestock NATIONAli STOCKYARDS, 111. (IP)— (USDA)—Hogs 11.500; barrows and gilts 180-220 Ibs 10 to 25 lower thnn Wednesday; mostly 10 to 15 lower; heavier weights and sows bulk choice 180-210 Ibs most of which No. 1 and 2s Including Mo. 3a, 18,25-50; early sales 1850, top; bulk 220-230 Ibs 178518,25; 230-250 Ibs 17.50-18.00; 250- 25 lower; vealers unchanged; few sales good to average choice steers 32.00-34.00; commercial steers 28.00 31.00; few utility nnd commercia ,-,"" ' ""'"•{ «»« commercial successor to Michap meS,™^^^^:: »•« *~a^ .. mercial cows 20.50-23.00; few 23.50: canncrs and cutters 16.00-20.00. TRUMAN (Continued from Page 1) fair, with Truman having a look at the damaged sections of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky. A light rain was falling when the plane took off. The President, wearing a dark blue overcoat, ioltl reporters he had no comment on the floods but wovild have something to s°y on nis return. MtCarfhy Denounced MCCARTHY DENOUNCED WASHINGTON lift — president rruman denounced Senator McCarthy (H-wis.) as pathological and ns a character assassin. niSalle Successor Chosen DISABLE SDCCESOR CHOSEN WASHINGTON VP> - President Truman said today he has chosen a successor to Michael V. DISalle as . The President declined to nam« him now. IT'S FREE! Street than we have res P ect tne ot h« man's - - -------right Juries suffered to express his views, but cannot automoile accident near Fulton "- ..... , agree with those opposing reactlva Mr. \Vidner. a mechanic, was boi in BlythevHle and had lived here all 'Chevrolet Feature Show 1 Now Going On! Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet Co. 301 West Walnut Blytheville WATERPROOF WATCHES Jewelry SPECIALS! 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PHONE 8381 the thing for spring $1795 Featured Charmj '^v What is so refreshing as the "*"-' dramatic dash of the checked dressl JR&K cleverly odds Ihe whisper of toffeloV 1 grosgrain trim—and sets you on Ihe merry way.' "FeinfaDrg's Spring Collection offers Dresses as low as $8.99 FEINBERG'S If you don't find us at home next Sunday, we'll be having dinner at the RAZORBACK.

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