The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 7, 1952 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 7, 1952
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7,1958 BLYTHEVILLE <ARK.> COURIER NEWS Stop State Sen. Byrd Asked to law Practice Bar Rules Group Reprimands Attorney For Divorce Case LITTLE ROCK (Pj—SMt Ben. Clyde Byrd of El Dorado has been asked to retrain from practicing law In Arkansas. •JkThe Arkansas Supreme Court's ~ar rules committee yesterday reprimanded Byrd for his part in the attempt of actor Tim Holt to obtain an Arkansas divorce, and said: "After considering the evidence ...the committee Is of the opinion that no complaint should be filed against you (Byrd), but your conduct calls for a reprimand. You stated that Ignorance on your part was the cause of the trouble, but your ignorance has caused untold hardship on others. In our opinion, estate) Sen. Max Howell has suffered unduly and unnecessarily because of your Imposition upon him Th* Circumstances We feel that under the circumstances you should not attempt to practice-law, and forbearance and refraining on your part from any practice of law in the future Is recommended by the committee." The committees decision was contained in a transcript of Its Investigation of the Holt case, filer! with the State ^upreme Court yesterday The Supreme Court will review the committee* ruling:, it may approve reverse or implerhent the findings. ri* The committee investigation re jilted from a probe by a Pulask County Prosecutor Tom Downie. Perjury Was Charted Downie charged Holt, who appear ed at the Arkansas livestock Bhow here last fall, -and an employe o the Bhow with perjury. Holt late pleaded guilty to a charge of fee ond degree perjury in testlfyin that he was a legal resident of Ar leans** and was fined $300. The em ploye, Frank Swilling of Little Rock IB free on bond. He hjis not been trite!. Byrd is secretary-manager ot th livestock show. Holt's divorce action was Tiled i the name of Charles John Holt Jr against Alice Harrison Holt Sept. 21 1951—nine days before th* acto arrived here. The hearing was con ducted in the Chambers of Chan ceHoT Frank Dodge with only court officers, Howell, Holt and Swlllin present. HoweH represented Molt whll Bjmt was listed as Mrs. Holt's at torney. BjrrS dtd not attend th hearing. Two or three days after the <i: jrorce was approved, Howell, request- 'gjrt that the decree be withdrawn -Judge Dodge granted the request. Howell said later that when h. took th« case at Byrd's request h was not aware of Holt's true identit He was exonerated by the her nil committee, which said in a lette "The committee la o< the opinio th»* you (Howell) were entire bluneleu in your representation <*i* plaintiff and I have been 1n •tracied by the committee to giv yo* a ctean bin of health and teH you that you are exonerate from any suspicion of unethltai con duct." The letter waa written by com mittee Secretary Howard Cockril Arkansas News Briefs— Two Trainmen Hurt as Freight Is Derailed in Harrell Area Bj THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRELL,—At least tv.o trainmen were Injured -in the derailment of,a Rock Island freight train near here. They were identified last night ai Conductor Porter Bryant Jr., El Dorado, and Brakeman K. V. Rlpley. The fire that engulfed the wreckage of 19 of the train's can hat plunged into a creek when a trestle collapsed yesterday finally was extinguished about 8 p.m. There was no estimate of the damage. The 108 car train was en route from El Dorado to Little Rock i'henN(h« accident occurred. Rock Island officials said It might be several days before the .rack can be repaired. Trains are being rerouted over a Missouri Pacific track. PAGE FIT* Behind the Blackboard >T BUTB LKK (School CormpoB«*nt) ix-Mile Rail Operation Okayed by ICC WASHINGTON—The Cotton Plant-Fargo Railway Co., has been authorized by the Interstate Commerce Commission to acquire and operate a six-mile section of track owned by the Helena and Northwestern Railway in Arkansas. The section, to be bought for $47,000, is between Cotton Plant In Woodruff County and Fargo In Monroe County, Ark. tone Company Chooses AFL Unions to Bargain LITTLE ROCK—Two AFL unions have been selected by em- ployes of the Big Rock Stone and Material Co., here as their bargain- Ing agents.. The workers toted, 250 to 42, yesterday in a National Labor Relations Board election to affiliate with the Teamsters Union and the International Union of Operating Engineers. Truck drivers will join the Teamsters; machines operators will be represented by the IOB. Lt. E. J. Kerr Retires from Little Rock Police LITTLE ROCK-Lt. E. J. (Jack) Kerr of the Little Rock police department, who headed the. Arkansas Municipal Police Association for 14 years, has retired as an officer. Kerr, a member of the Little Rock force for almost 21 years, quit yesterday. He declined to seek re-election as MPA president last fall. "Men cannot exist without a. religious background." This was the general theme of an address by Dr. Alfred Vise, rabbi of Temple Israel, who spoke before an assembly of Blythevillc High School students Tuesday morning. Applying his comments to the obvious struggle between democracy and Communism now existent, the rabbi commented that the world will be united when "we become brothers" in a Christian sense. Drawing an analogy, Dr. Vise encouraged the youngsters to bullet "bridges" between themselves and God and others Instead of constructing "walls" which inevitably develop into barriers. Prior to the address, the student body sang "America" with Jlmmie Culfaertson as director and Mrs. Wilson Henry accompanist. Members of the high school choir under the direction^ of Mrs. Henry presented a program at a luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club Thurs day. The choir presented a varied program which opened wtih Sibeli- us' "Onward Ye Peoples" followed by "May Day Carol" by Deems Taylor. With Jlmmie Culberteon tenor .soloist, the group also sang "Russian Picnic." "Lowlands," a sea chantey, "Vanka 'N' Tanka," Russian folk song featuring Pats> Culvert, Barbara Pruitt, and Jim- mle Culbertson us soloists, were followed by Fred Waring arrangements of "My Bonnie" and "Loch Lomand," the concluding selections Emily Damon was accompanis' for the program. 5,200 Arkansas Suffer from Influenza in Week LITTLE ROCK—An estimated 5.200 Arkansans were 111 last week with Inlluenza, says the State Board of Health. The board said yesterday that more than 2,200 cases of flu had been reported in the state cutside Pulaskl county. .It estimated cases In the county at 3,000. The outbreak has closed schools In Little Rock, North Little RocJc, Malvern, Lonoke, Carlisle and Glen Hose, near Malvern. However', schools in greater Little Rock have reopened. About 50 per cent of the residents of three Washington County towns were ill with Influenza and 500 persons »-ere reported ill In Miller County, the board smd. Little River County showed «.n average of 30 oses every day for the past two weeka. ent movie of "Jane Eyre" recently. Kim Street Newt Decorations for the month of 'ebruary are being made by (tie second grade B teacher's students. Valentines, George Washington dolls and Martha Washington dolls nacie from paper bags will figure In the decoration scheme. The second grade A Is working on a unit on Important dates dur- •ng the month of February. Third ;radcs A and B arc busy making Valentines to be mailed to Ihelr Mends on Valentine day. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln have played an Important part In the room decorations. These children are holding spelling contests every Friday. Five A students are studying the poems of Henry \V. Longfellow. They will conclude the unit of ^s•nrk on February 27, the poet's birthday. Accountant Warns State Road Results Can Be Ruined by Politics LITTLE ROCK' (AP) — An accountant has warned that any constructive results of a reorganization of the Arkansas Highway Department can be dissolved by political Interference. Jamea E. McCarthy of Little Rock yesterday told > reorganization conference of highway officials. University of Arkansas' representatives and private accountants that the luccess of any new system would depend on personnel "out In the field." An adequate and simple system can be designed on paper, he said, but Its effectiveness will depend on trained personnel In the field. He pointed to "political factors out there." McCarthy »sked if the legislature would give th« Highway Department enough money to retain trained employes. State Comptroller Lee Roy Beasley said he believed the general assembly would cooperate, provided the department could show that It Four teachers from the high school and Junior high faculties all of whom completed the requlrcc work during the past summer, were In Fayetteville last weekend to receive degrees from the University of Arkansas. Three in the group, Mrs. Kathe- rlne Green, commercial teacher in the high school; William Stancil, assistant coach and physical education teacher In the high school; and Bobby Gene Newman, social sience and coach, were awarded masters' degrees. Harold Stockton received his bachelor's degree. Superintendent of Schools W. B. Nicholson and Joseph P. Sweat. Jr.. director of the veteran's program In Blythevllle. were in Little Rock last weekend to attend a meeting on veteran's adult .education sponsored Jointly by the Arkansas State Department of Education and the Veteran's Administration. English students of Miss Luna B Wilhelm saw recently a film on the life of Robert Burns, English poet whose rustic verse fs ordinarily considered along with Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley' and the other major English poets of the Nineteenth Century. Unlike most prepared classroom films this one presented rather straightforwardly the rural aspects of Burns' personality, work, and behavior. Seeing on a screen the English countryside and the London of that period Is not as satisfactory as a trip through England but it Is & good substitute. In addition to this film, these children also saw an excel- Republican Ward Official Slain Gangland Style CHICAGO (AP)—A Republican ward official, described as a vigorous foe ot the so-called hoortlun element seeking domination of some of the city's wards, was slain in gangland style last night. Seven shotgun blasts, apparenllj fired by two gunmen from an automobile, felled Charles Gross, 50 acting Republican committeeman of the 31st Ward. The ambush occurred .in the Humboldt Park district, as Gross reached a darkened section of the street In front of a church near North and Kedzie avenues. 'God Save the Queen' LONDON (AP) — Britain's na tlonal anthem automatically be came "God Save the Queen" when Princess Elizabeth was procteunci the new sovereign by the Acces sion Council today. Extra Service Given By Repairing Girdle OSHKOSH, Neb. (/P) — Lots service and a big smile is gospe with John R. Grieve. Jr., Oshkos filling-station operator. When a couple drove In. recent; he polished their windshield, check ed the tires and radiator, the asked, "Will that be all?" The cu; tomer turned to his wife. "I want my girdle vulcanized she told Grieve. He did the Job. Wedding guests in early Fram brought buns to throw at the bride. 'ruman Grows Tired of Delay n Rebuilding White House By ERNEST B. VACARRO : WASHINGTON (AP) —President Potman Is getting pretty tired of elays In the rebuilding of the 'hlte House. He wants to move madam and he baby—that's Mrs. Truman and fargaret—back Into the mansion he first week in April. The President's impatience was eflected yesterday when he took Vhite House newsmen on a 45- ilnute tour of the residential «econ, from which the Trumans loved shortly after his 1848 elec- lon victory. He cited two examples of why lie family hart to lake refuge in Blair House, across the street on 'emisylvnnla Avenue. Stampi Foot on Floor He stamped his loot sharply on he floor of the sitting room of largaret's suite. This will hold, he sutd. He re- allcd that one of the less ot Mar- nret's piano hnd broken Ihrough he floor In 1048. narrowly missing t drop Into the family dining room below. On another occasion, the President recalled with a grin, lie WHS bathing when the tub In his own lathroom began to sink beneath liin. If It hart dropped, he said, it would have fallen with him In it nto the room below where Mrs. Truman often entertained guests. He said he kidded the ivmdnm about what she would have done if she had been entertaining the Daughters of the American Revolution and he had suddenly appeared through the celling in a bathtub. "Nul Too Funny" Mrs. Truman didn't think it too funny, he said. It would have been a state entrance, he commented. It was an exciting, If somewhat strenuous tour Jor the reporters who had difficulty keeping up with the President's old army pace ol 120 steps a minute. Mr, Truman's decision to take the newsmen on a (our 01 the reconstruction, which Is costing around »5,300.0OO, came as a surprise to them. Hlfih-Powerrd Guide Meeting them outside the office of Presidential Secretary Joseph Short he told them he bet they never had such n high-powered guide before. He look them Into virtually every room on Ihe ground, first and second floors. The third was boarded up, he explained. He climbed over planks and de- Alleged Sellers Of Jobs to Face Trial Feb. 14 JACKSON, Miss. Ifft— Four pro- Truman Democrats charged with seliins federal Jobs In Mlsslulppl ore scheduled to so on trial Feb. 14. U. 8. District Judge Allen Cox set the trial date yeiwrday after dismissing Indictments charging five pro-Trumanites with perjury growing out of the Jobs sales Investigation. A special Grand Jury returned 23 Indictments against 12 persona charging all 12 with conspiring to sell federal Jobs, six with actually selling Jobs, and five with perjury for allegedly lying to a Senate Subcommittee under oath. bris to point out lights of Interest. He talked like a man who had put very board in place himself. The President showed the new itfice for the dentist—he called it he tooth carpenter's place—and aid it the reporters didn't behava ic'd send them in for a major op- Tatlon. The house will be completed, th» President said, about Ihe first week n April. He said this was his hope, at least and that he had to keep n shotgun after the builders all th« .ime. GEM THEATER "Osc«o/o'j Finest" THURSDAY & FRIDAY ONLY THE TOUGHBT GOT THERE... only the luckiest got out olivet ROD CAMERON-SL N E Monii ANKRUM NNEOY. John BIDCEtr COLOR BY CINECOLOR naked b) TO MBSCH • OntW h Itfa StMr • Star nl Sawnh IK to Ulna •»tawra Mat Last Times Tonite "HIS KIND OF WOMAN" Robert Mitchura Jane Russell Friday & Saturday "LAW OF THE PANHANDLE" Johnny Mack Brown Also Serial & Comedy Little Atlanta Girl Hears New Valentine's Day With Cancer, Wants to Help 'Less Fortunate' By MARGARET and BEM PRICE ATLANTA (.<p)—A frail little girl with cancer who won hearts around the world last year when she asked for a valentine ic stronger now and hopes she can Jiclp others this Feb. 14. ™ A year ago, 13-year-old Jacquelyn Marre. confined to bed or a wheel chair and, given only three months to Jive, wistfully hoped she "could be someone's valentine." Through the marvels of modem communication and the unpredictable wonder of human kindness, the wish was answered in staggering fashion from the far corners of the earth. About a million and a half pieces of mail flooded tbe modest Marre home, literally causing ti i floors to sag. The waste paper alone netted school drives several hundred dollars, M:re than 300 boxes of candy nud other gifts poMred in. Opening of letters has gone on and on but still an estimated 50.000 envelopes remain sealed. The candy ond boxes were sent to orphans' homes and children's i hcspluis. Jackie, who can walk tcrtay. observed. In her gentle, halting way: "I'm to glad I got the candy and valentines because^. I could share them. I enjoy them more thit way." Her father. Arthur Marre Cpro- ^T.ounccd Marie, a physiotherapist, remarked, "this child is the most unselfish person I ever knew/' It was a year ago the world heard about Jackie. Her parents had noticed xvhen she was nearly 11 that something vas wrong. Doctors' diagnoses: cancer. After the second of three major brain operations they termed it incurable. Two years ago Jackie w& unconscious on Valentine Day. That's why lost'year, when her parents brought her home from a hospital, Valentine Day was so Important. Jackie has read that doctors last year gave her only three MOX Phono 4821 Show Starts Weekdays 7:0€ Sit-Sun. 1:M Always a Double Feature Thursday & Friday months to live but says with a smile, "I'm (eelinj, line. I fooled them." Wili the postman ring again at 418 Ninth St., N. E.. Atlanta, this Valentine Day? Jackie hopes so, because she knows & lot of "really unfortunate" children with whom she'd like to share. NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinem Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 is trying to do B good job. The proposed reorganization is an outgrowth of the current investigation of the department by the Highway Aviriit Commission, A central committee to direct reorganization work was appointed yesterday. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Last Times Today "THE LADY PAYS OFF" Linda Darnell Stephen McNally Last Times Tonite 'TRIPLE CROSS" Joe Kirk wood, Jr. & Calhv Downs Also Selected Shorts Last Times Today Shows at7&9 p.m. Friday Red Badge Friday "WARDEN BIG HOUSE" Victor McLaglen, Jackie Cooper & Peggy Morgan Saturday "STAGE TO BLUE RIVER" Whip Wilson OF Courage Starring Audie Murphy Saturday "LAW OF THE LASH' I/ash LaRue Guaranteed Watch Repair o% $3.50 I .Vour watch is disassembled, I 1 cleaned, pivots polished and | | hair fffrlnKS adjusted. 3 Day Service Thompson Credit Jeweler [Next door to Wade Furniture,I NEW LOW PRICES OH TIRES famous MARATHON duality by GOOD/YEAR For a superride, get GOODYEAR'S SUPER CUSH ION TIRES ... Come in . . . let's talk trade. 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