The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 2, 1952 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 2, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Majority of Letters Urge Reactivation (Continued from page ]) town for 31 years. This to a fine country and Blytheville & wonderfu little city. The city officials and business men have worked hard to promote Industry, and the reactivation of the air base. Now Mr. (Bob Lee) Smith, I disagree with you that the farmers are all the backbone of this community. They have work lor the laboring class about six weeks In the spring and about 10 weeks In the fall. Then what will the labor do the rest of the time? Hunt another job, starve, or go elsewhere «o far as Mr. Farmer is concerned. The base would not drain the laborer from the farms. The class of people 1 that farm or work on farm: would not be acceptable to the kind of work thnt would be required nt the base. The people that work at base would not make good farm hands. The farmer has been able to secure all the labor he needs to harvest the crop from Mexico, which he has been doing every year for sime time. He does this In pre ference to giving more work for home folks. It hns been reported that about $2.000,000 was paid to outside labor this past year. This would be nice to the home folks nt this time. When the base was here before, the city didn't assume any e.vtra financial outlay but enjoyed much better times than we have had for Borne time. The school, churches. play groundE, housing and parks will be «ble to cop« with the situation when the time demands It. The city would have to be bonded many times to build factory sites for Industries that will bring a payroll equal to the base. The mayor, council, and business men are to be congratulated on their efforts to secure the I think our mayor Is to be complimented on the thing he said, "If anything Is worth having, it Is worth fighting for.' The farmers in general are not opposed to having the base re-activated, but the back-ground of the whole thing Is this: There are about 2500 acres of good farming land that has been rented to a small group of farmer* and a few gins that have made nice profit* on the deal, it the b««e to re-activated this will mean * loss to them. Therefore, they h»ve promoted the opposition of having to give up this land I am of the opinion that the people that have signed this petition would not have their names exposed, u it would be embarasslng *o them. The people of Blythevllle can not ahray» depend upon the fanners of thlc community for a livelihood but mutt neelc other fields. So lets get the bue If possible and the factories when we may. I am not against the farmer. I lun a farm myself. 0. 8. Baggett • • » To the Kilter: It 1* surprising to learn, through toe medium of the press, there Is apparent opposition to re-activation of the Blytheville, Ark. Air Base. Russia's greatest JOT Is to learn of a divided people, especially In the peKa, where the Air Base would reflect tfca influence and promoted fpowth throughout this entire sec- Won beyond Mississippi county. Th« Air Base will be an asset to *hls entire area, bring Into our county many fine people serving their country, who might see our opportunities and locate here. It Is Just as much the patriotic duty of our people to welcome these people coming from all parU of our land, as It Is for our boys to receive the same consideration elsewhere. It Is too bad. If there is opposition It -was not voiced sooner. It would have caused less effort on the part of some of our prominent citizens, and In offering opposition or a. negative movement, do these express- Ing opposition have a more promising substitute? In whatever we do. it is not what we do, nor even how we do It. but our motive behind It. let us hope for unity In this program. Who is to win this war?—You anil I. Mrs. James B. Clark To the Editor: We want a going torni—not a ghost town. I want to go on record as being for the Air Base re-activation. The labor used on the Air Base would not be farm labor. They would need skilled labor find experienced men. The head of a Ncjjro family must work steady or he and all his family will leave, and there go your choppers and pickers. I farmed here when the air base was operating before and I got all the labor I needed. I am a veteran of World War I and the issue of morality Is downright dumb. Tills towns needs this project and I will cooperate. O. s. Hollison * * » To the Editor: Speaking for myself and members of Painters U>cal 1264. Blytheville. we yant. to go on record expressing Complete Selection of GIFT ITEMS! Vickie & Barbara's GIFT SHOP IIS 8 2nd phone 8301 VMU'H lind a wonderful selection of MadcrU Linens, Colored Sh«*« M* Ptllow Cues, Cadillac H»»lery, Handmade Aprons, Cost»me Jewelry, Lamps, Planters, Handkerchiefs »nd nanj other Item. c*m In soon: opposition to the selfish bunch of men who signed a petition to keep the Air Base out of Blytheville at thla time. 1 know that there are many of our members that arc having to leave Blytheville to seek employment, How many of those who signed with Hie opposition would pay a docei.', day's wages for a day's work? They want whoJe» hog or none. I want to thank Mr. Blodgett, our mayor, who Is doing his best for the citizens of Blytheville. also Mr. Max Logan and other members of the Chamber of Commerce for do- Int; all In tiiclr power to ro-opcn the Atr Base. M. F. Wheat • • • To The Editor: I would like to express my opinion as lo the Air coming back ... I think it would be one of the best things that ever happened to our city, nnd II there Is not something done for employment, here this city Is going on the rocks. People are leaving here every day because they cannot live here and work on the farm for the |,rlcc big stiff-collar formers want U> pay and work one or two days per week. Their families go linlf- naked and hungry, live In any kind of old shack. If they need a doctor medicine, they most likely do without, and cannot semi their children to school decently-dressed, while the big shot firming the land rfcles around in a new car grasping for every dollar to spend on his family. I have worked at public work for seven years in this city, have mingled with all claries of people anil I know they are having to leave here every day because there is no employment for them. Any farmer who is not in favor of the bnsc is all for himself and does not give a hoot for the welfare of other people or our city. I think our Mayor- and the Chamber of Commerce are doing all they can for the people's benefit and 1 think we should back them up. I wo.1 one of many that moved off the when they first took It. We hated to give up our homes, but felt IT it was best we would nol object and the men who are farming that land now are no better than we were. Oreene Payne • • To the Editor: I would like to go on record a.i favoring the opening of the Blytheville Air Base. It so happens that I am not a farmer, Iimd owner or a 7nan with money. I am a floor man . .. and as you can see the Air Base would help TIS immensely. Maybe thai will class ma with the little selfish clique that the opponents are classing the ones that favor the Air Base. If the gentlemen that are against the opening of the Air Base would go together and circulate J900.000 a month around the city of Bly-thc- ville, maybe we wouldn't have to have an Air Base. \ I think the City of Blytheville is extremely fortunate In having a mnn such as Dan Blodgett as mayor and Max Logan ns president of the Chamber of Commerce and all of the oiher fellows that are trying to bring something to Blytheville that would benefit all ol the people, net Just a few. Billy' King I UN Approves Censure Act Against Soviets PARIS (IP)— The D. N, General Assembly approved yesterday an American-backed resolution labeling n treaty breaker for falling to live up to Its 1915 Friendship Pact with Nationalist China. With almost half the members not voting, the ballot was 25 to nine, will) 21 abstentions and two memljers not present. The Assembly's action In approving the relatively mild rebuke represented a triumph for Nationalist China's delegate Dr. T. P. Tslang, who has been trying tor three' years Commodity And Stock Markets— New York Cotton Mnr open High Low Close 4200 <m 4196 4216 4161 4182 4160 4175 July ....... 4095 4116 W9S 4108 3835 3842 3835 3827 New Orleans Cotton Open High Low Close Mar . ., 4200 4222 4200 4214 May 4161 4182 4159 4110 Ju| y 4102 4115 4100 4110 Oct 3839 3841 3828 3830 to gel some sort of V.N. condemn- Souhi»nn« allon of Russia's part In the down- >>o y Dean » fall oj Chiang Kai-Shek. AUDIT (Continued from Page 1) :nelhods" a search of him before he testified yesterday. Hawkins said the search was conducted by Pulaski County Deputies Driell Mnxey and Hill Johnson on HAC Attorney Jacoway's orders. Hawkins said "there had been icme reports that I'd lose my temper on the stand and might do something." He said he did not have a gun. As a sheriff, Hawkins is permitted Judge Gets Trial Of 15 U.S. Reds Off To Speedy Start LOS ANGELES <A[>> — A soft- spoken. Southern-born Judge with a (Inn,hum! on the legal tiller steered the trlnl of 15 Communist party leaders off to a speedy start. A Jury of eight women and four men ivj« chosen yesterday, cutting valuable days off a trial still ex- pecled to run three or four months. The quick selection, courtroom observers agreed, was due largely to the way Federal Judge William C. Nftithes cut through a maze of 305 questions which defense attorneys wanted put to the prospective Jurors. The five-man defense staff—not Including William SclineWermnn. alleged acting party chief who is defending himself—gave up challenging venlrernen alter 41 persons wire questioned. By then, defense and prosecution attorneys had agreed on the jury of 12, plus four alternates. POLITICS (Continued from Page 1) from Canada. France nnd Oklahoma yesterday which rulsed their hopes, i Lester B. Pearson, Canadian foreign minister and chairman of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Council, told a press conference In Ottawa that Elsenhower was expected to remain In Paris as NATO commander until June, This aroused speculation the general return to the United States In June to clear the air his views txforc the Republican National Convention meets in July. Ike Reports I'rosrcss The general In a broadcast yesterday from his European lieaci- qunrters near Paris reported solid progress In building up Western European defenses. Tills was seen by some as further Indication he may return well before the July 7 Chtcoio convention. In Oklahoma. Elsenhower backers picked up another delegate to the National Convention while Taft got Ills first Oklahoma delegate. District conventions are electing 12 of the- 16 delegates Oklahoma will send to the National Convention. So far Elsenhower has three to one for Tail, with 12 to be New Rains Seen For Flood Area Along the Ohio CINCINNATI. (/!>)—New rains are predicted for tile Ohio River flood area today, but they lire not expected to renew serious ftootl danger. The river rose a tenth of a foot here last night to 5G.O feet, 4.9 feet above flood stage. It is expected to reach a crest of 57 feet, then start foiling. Charges Start Big Controversy WASHINGTON MP) — Controversy began yesterday over a report to the Senate that Republican National Chairman had Invited 'charges of Impropriety" in their conduct. The Senate Investigations subcommittee filed the report yesterday but only over a protest by one of 1U members, Sen. McCarthy R- Wls., that It contained errors and "faulty reasoning." The report, signed by four Democrats and two Republicans, said Boyle had done nothing "illegal or Immoral" as .a party leader. But it held that his cpnduct. Including his relations with the American Utho- fold Corp.. a St. Louis printing firm, "was not such that it would dispel the appearance of wrongdoing." Negro Deaths to carry state. Uin anywhere in the He said he came to Little Rock voluntarily and that he liadivt been ubpoenacd. Rites for Carlene Ball To Be Held Tomorrow Services for Carlene Ball, 40, of Rosa will be conducted at I p.m. tomorrow in the Salem Baptist Church with burial In Tlsller cemetery. Home Funeral Home Is In charge. She died at her home In Rosa Wednesday, she Is survived by her limunnd Jack Ball, one son. one brother aim one sister. • • • Talley Rites Tomorrow Services for Fannie Talley, toi, will be conducted at 1 p.m. "tomorrow Instead of today as reported yesterday. The services will be conducted in the pilgrim Rest Baptist Church by Her. C. IV. Alexander, pastor. She died at her home here Jan. 27. Burial will be In Luxora with the \v. F. Cobb Funeral Home in charge. GEM THEATER "Osceo/Vs Finest" SUNDAY & MONDAY THE TOM-TOM BEAT..THE PANTHER HOWL_THE UWTEO STATES PICTURES Men. May July Kep. . High Low 290 3 ; 298H 293!!. 292 291 !i 290 234 232',-, New York Stocks 11:15 Quotations: A T & T .. Anu-r Tobacco ., Annconda Copper Heth Steel Chrysler Coc;i-Cola Gen Electric Cien Motors Montgomery Ward N y Central Int Harvester J C Penney Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Etudebaker Standard of N J Texas Ccrp Sears U s Steel Sou Pac 11:15 298U 292 290 282 V, I 156 1-8 65 5-8 53 53 1-2 70 ice 1-2 58 1-8 51 3-8 K! 1-4 19 1-2 35 1-4 71 42 7-8 24 7-8 40 32 1-2 83 1-4 60 55 3-8 41 1-8 63 5-8 PROGRAM SCHEDULE KOSE SCO On Fonr Dial Sunday, Feb. 3, 1952 MOKNINQ 7:15— Sign On 7:15— Music for Sunday 7:45— Church of Christ 8:15— Church of God 8M5— Young Trio 8:00— Pentecost Church of Trumann 9:30 — Southern Four 9:45— Southern Travelers 10:00— Spiritual Five 10:15— Southern Gospel Singers 10:30— Chanel in the Sk y 11:00— Church Services AFTERNOON 12:00 — Noon News 12:15— Noon Serenade 12:45— Woman of the Week 1:00— Baptist Hour 1:30 — Trumimn Glad Tidings Hour 3:00— Hollywood Calling 2:30— Meet- Your Neighbor 2:45— Meet the Band 3:00— Cisco Kid 3:30— Boston Blackie 4:00— Philo Vance 4i30— Meet the Stars 6:00 — News & SporU 5:15— Sign Off Monday, Feb. .J, 1952 MOKNING 6:45— Sign On 6:-4,S — Southern Gospel Singerj 7:00 — -News .7:05— Yawnin in the Mornin 7:85— According to the Record 8:00 — Morning News Roundup 8:15 — Morning Devotional 8:30— Meet the Stars 8:45— Guy Lombard" Tim» 9:00 — Woman's viewpoint 9:30— Concert Master 10:00— News 10:05— Gospel, Gems 10:30 — Southern Gospel Singers 10:45 — Gospel Gems 11:00— News 11:05— Farm Frolics AFTERNOON 12:00— Noon News 13:15 — Noon Serenads 1:00— Behind the World Newi 1:05 -Matinee Melodies 2 ::00— Arkansas News 2:05— Hillbilly Hits 3:00— World News 3:05— Hcutlme 4:00— Blylhevllle Courier News 4:05— Murray's Madhouse 5:05— Record Rack 5:30 — News 5:30— Sportsman 5:45— Sign Off SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1958 'ALMOST I'EKI'ECT'—From a physical dimension point of view, Sally Forrest (above), film acrcss. Is "the almost perfect girl" according to the Artists Institute of America. Fritz Willis, chairman of the institute's board of directors, says Miss Forrest "is e.v perfect as they come but perfection Is never reached because men and women begin dreaming where the exact dimensions leave off." Miss Forrest wciglis 105 pounds, is five feet, three inches tall, and has a bust of 35 inches waist of 23 ami hips of 33 inches IAI" Wire-photo). Hollywood (Continued from Page 1) you drive to work carefully." Cleveland's ace hur!er. Bob Lemon, landed a line of dialog in the film after working in the baseball scenes. "It was a big serious scene with Prank Lovejoy," Bob's saying, "but every time Prank [coked at me I laughed. I think I finally kept a straight face on the 20th take." A couple of Bob's baseball pals grin- Gambling Tax Effects Cited Officials Say Levy Nearly Ends Betting WASHINGTON <AP)—A revenue official says the new federal gambling tax has virtually halted Illegal gambling in (he United States but he added: "[ don't know how Jong Hie honeymoon will last." Eugene Coyle. the revenue bureau's expert on the gambling tax, said the new tax has choked off 90 per cent o! the nation's estimated 20 bllllpn ,dollar-a-year illegal gambling;business. Th« majority of the gamblers still operating, he safd. are small fry. Coyle said "most of the big time gamblers have closed shop" because they are afraid to reveal their illegal operations to police, the public and (lie press as the new law requires. Telegraph Probe Ordered 111 another development, the Federal Communications Commission ordered a probe Into how gamblers are using Western union telegraph wires. Western Onion had proposed to put new regulations governing transmission of horse and dog racing news into effect midnight last night, but the FCC ordered a postponement until May :i to give it time to hold public hearings. It said it wanted to find out. among other things, whether the regulations violate constitutional guarantees such as freedom of speech and the press, and whether they will successful! cut off service to illegal gambling interests. Lone Gunman Reluctantly Holds Up Bank — Wants Better Type Employment LOS ANGELES M'J — The lone gunman who held up a bank here doesn't drink much of hts cccupa- tion. as Teller Edward Parsons, his victim, reports the incident. "This is one hell of a way to make a living," Parsons quoted the holdup ,man, who obtained $2.000. ning at him from behind the camera didn't help at all. In Osceo/a... CALL Harold Siler at Siler's Drug Store for everyday delivery of the BiyfheviSle Courier Ifews $1.08 Per Month EDSON (Continued from Page 4) then that he had charged »T50 for two days' work, then SI500 for four days' work for Sam Pryor, Pan- American Airways vice president, who thought his phone was tapped and thai, he was being followed. l.oc»l Cop Used His Suite H was brought out in testimony before a Senate subcommittee headed by Matthew Neely of West Virginia that Joseph W. Shimon,'a Washington police lieutenant seemed of wire-tapping, had used Grunewold's Washington hotel .suite for seven weeks. But nothing was ever hung on Grunewald himself. He did tell the Neely committee about the ailment that seems to affect him particularly when he is called on to testify. He called it "divci-tlculllis" and said it once put him In Georgetown hospital with a temperature of 107. enough to kill most men. Grunewald further described (he disease as "like an appendix, It's bags, and I got 25 of them." Grunewald was born In South Africa in 1892 and came to the V.' S. when 17. He was In the o. S. Navy for Jive years. He worked for the Naval Y. M. C. A. for a while, then got a job as Investigator In Department of Justice, before there was an FBI. Prom 1919 to 1921 he was a prohibition agent. He was discharged though later acquitted, for a conspiracy to violate the prohibition laws. Then he became, successively an investigator for the Foreign Relations Committee and Republican National Committee. Today he claims to be a Democrat. He was a private Investigator from 1922 to 1928 without regular income. Then he became an investigator for the late Henry Marsh. New York marine insurance underwriter. Read Courier News Classified Ads. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. LTOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE OSCEOLA — = SUNDAY & MOHDAY Continuous Showing from 2 p.m. Sunday Saturday "SILVER ON THE SAGE" Hop;t!ong Cassidy & Gabby Hayes Saturday Owl Show "BUCK PRIVATES" with Abbott & Costello Sun.-Mon.-Tues. - EIEANOR" WILLIAM ARK JIUIM irMirc uetectiv^Storv, It' you don't find us at home next Sunday, we'll be having- dinner at the RAZORBACK. thia.t 'WELLS FARGO GUN MASTER" Allan "Rocky" I.ane Serial & Comedy Saturday Midnile Show Starts 10:-I5 FLIGHT TO MARS" Margaret Chapman Cameron Mitchell Sunday & Monday "APACHE DRUMS" in Technicolor Stephen McNally Coleen Gray Also 2 Color Cartoons Obituaries Downer Services To Be Tomorrow Services for Charles Thurmond Downer, clerk at a drygoods store here, will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 9:30. Mr. Downer, who died suddenly at his home yeiterclav, was 76. H« suffered a heart attack. Tile Rev. A. M. Houston will officiate at services In Emanuel Baptist Church at Half Moon, Burial will be in Elmwooo Cemetery. Survivors include his wife. Mrs. Mamie B. Downer; a daughter, Mrs. r. E. w. Sfgmfn; a brother, R. w. V Downer of Cruger. Miss.; and a sister, Mrs. w. R. King of Cruger. Pallbearers will be Richard Jiedel, Zeke Jiedel, Paul Pryor, Charles Krutz. Mark Thrasher, and Cecil Mcdcalf. Cobb Funeral Home Is In charge. Driver Is Fined $100 Carl White was fined $100 and costs in Municipal Court this morning on a charge ef driving while under the influence of liquor. MOX Phone 4621 Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat.-Sun. 1:00 Always a Double Fealure Saturday A'so Cartoon & "Sir Gallihad" Serial Saturday Owl Show Starts 11 :30 •TRAVIS lunlKAVIVntii Also 2 Reel Comedy , Serial: "Pirates of the High Seas" Sunday & Monday SfEElHElMET —Plus— Also Cartoon & Shorts NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 Saturday "MAN FROM TUMBLEWEED" Wild Bill Elliott SaturtlHj- Owl Show "STRANGE DOOR" Boris Karloff Sunday & Monday "SANTA FE" Randolph Scott Janis Carter Tuesday "THE TALL TARGET" Dick Powell

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