The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 12, 1952 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 12, 1952
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. .PAGE TWO 111'l*t* fit I Utilities Charged With Opposing Pocahonfas Dam Rival Faction* Meet On Proposed Project On Elevenpoint River POCAHOprTAS, Ark. CUP)—Private utilities have been accused of leading a fight against construction or the proposed 25 million dollar Water Valley Dam near here. The charge was made by J. R. Baker of Doniphan, Mo., one or .several Arkansas and Missouri landowners attending'. » meeting here last night lo discuss the proposed dam on Elevenpoint River. Baker said he had seen opponents of flood control projects kill two proprosed reservoirs for Current RJver. He said he didn't wont the same thing to occur In this case. "If we waited for the utilities, our farmers wouldn't get electricity for 100 years," snlcl Baker adding: "They the private -.unities fought Norfork Dam in the same ,. . manner. Even after It was built, it wns charged that the reservoir swelled to high heaven and people were dying of typhoid fever." Wanf the Facts Norfork is on the North Fork of White River near Mt. Home, Ark. The meeting was called by the Water Valley Dnm Association. Members of Hie Elevenpoint Protective Association, an organization opposed to the reservoir, also attended the meeting. In opening the discussion to members of UPA. J. N. Pratt o[ Po- eahontas, president of the Water Valley group, said "we want the facts so we'll know whether it's a good or bad thing." J. Daly Wells of Dalton, Ark., member of the Elevenpoint Association, said "we came here to listen. If you have an argument, we'd like to hear It. This dam would get the farmers down stream and they ought to know It." Baiter told th« group of the advantages Mt. Home has enjoyed since the Norfork Dam has been completed. He said the tourist trade has Increased the wealth of that city and Baxter County. Tourists Increase Before the dam .was built, said Baker, there were 65 persons employed In Baxter County places catering to tourists. Last year, he «ald, the number was 515. 'The waitresses at these 'restaurant* aren't wearing feed sack dress** either," udded Baker. The meeting broke up In confusion when opponents of the proposed dam began heckling Baker from the audience. Congress has authorized construction of an earthen dam across Elevenpoint for flood control purposes. No money has- been appropriated. The U. 8. Engineers are asking that the project be enlarged to Include hydro electric producing facilities. No action has been taken on this proposal. Mexico «t present ha» 28 states and three territories. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Arkansas News Briefs— Highway Audit Hearings Result In New AMD Accounting System LITTLE ROCK W/-A new accounting and purchasing system Is to be installed in the Arkaasai Highway Department. Tiie State Highway Commission yesterday selected the Joe Bond Co., Little Rock accounting firm, to direct establishment of the system, expected lo cost about $25,000. Harold Balch, an official of the firm, said he hopes to have the Job completed by Dec. 31. The proposed re-organization is an outgrowth of the current Arkansas Highway Audit Commission's hearings on operations of the Highway Department, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1952 Arkansas GOP Circulates Primary Petitions LITTLE ROCK MV-A campaign for 25,000 signatures supporting a proposed Republican preferential primary In Arkansas has been opened by (he Arkansris-for-Ktscnbowej 1 Club. Jeff Speck of Frenchmen 1 * Bayou (Mississippi Countyl, chairman of the state club, said the petitions were being mailed to boosten of Ocn. Dwlulit D. Elsenhower for president. J!e predicted workers could obtain 50,000 signatures In two or three weeks. Religious Sect Members Sue City of ft. Smith Ff. SMITH, Ark. (/it—Hearing of a suit died by live members of a religious group-who c !nlm they were In Effect run out of town-Is to open In Federal Court here tomorrow. five Jch'owh'a Witnesses seek $210.000 In purported damaees from the mayor, town marshal ar.:! seven other citizens of Wickes, Ark. The plaintiffs charged tl-.i-y uerc threatened with violence'by a mob and compelled to leave their homes and businesses, Sept. 20, 1050. This has been denied by the defendants In a cross complaint. The petition claims llinl Way land Porter. H. A. Morkham and w. q. Markliam were assaulted cursed and threatened with violence unless they left town within ten days. The two oilier plaintiffs. Mr and Mrs. J. P. Dawson, contend they were visited by a committee and advised to leave town. The Morkhams and porter now are residents of Oklahoma; the Dawsons reside- In Texas. Factory Employment Declines in Arkansas ATLANTA, Ga. (^-Factory employment declined in Arkansas Louisiana and Oklahoma last December buf Increased in Texas The Labor Department's Bureau ot Labor statistics here'said an increase of 2,400 Jobs In Toxas kept employment steady in the four southwestern slates al a total of 111,400 workers. The work week In Arkansas averaged 40 hours a decline of two Hours from the previous month. Average weekly earning In Arkansas were $44.80, compared with a national average of $67.M. Conway Man Honored by farmers Association LITTLE ROCK WV-Joe Hunnlcult'oJ Conway has been selected one of three "outstanding county managers" of the Arkansas Farmers Association, Himnlcutt, Faulkner county manager of the association which manufacturers and distributes /arm supplies to members on a co-operative basis, was honored at the group's seml-anmml meeting here yesterday Others are Clifton Milliard of Ozark and Loyd King of clarksvllle.' Women Faces Second Trial for Killing Husband PiaaoTT, Art. W/-A -H-^ar-old woman' Is 'being tried here for the second time In the slaying O f her father. Mra ' A)l0116 perr .>" s husbE'id. E. Perry, now is serving a life sen-' No Pay ' Delegates to the national con- •entlons (or nominating presldcn- lal and vice presidential candi- ates receive no compensation of ny kind lor their services. this time get the mattress with the long life WtV n A,M* root strr INVBTM»KT i, . Mttran Ifcirt'i lomloflofcl* ft, •* »• j»on )r«» own |,. On ly rrtpl« CvitSlon rrxmrn, K<n TAOLOK Inn.r-rlng, Ihol lock Ih, i Inne.iprln,, ta k« p j, jm.,,,^ i State Violent Death Toll- 9 in One Day (By The Associated Press) Nine persons died violently In Arkansas yesterday. Two Texas men were Injured fatally when their car struck a bridge abutment near Waldron. The victims «-ere Varlece Smith. Amarillo. and Kenneth Meetles of Morton. John Fred Garlich, 64, suffered fatal burns when he fell Into a log steam vat at the Southwestern Veneer factory at Cotton Plant. He was employed at (he plant. Pour soldiers who died In the JlamliiB collision of a convertible coupe and a truck near Charleston, Ark., Monday have been iden- tl/led. They were Pfc. John R. Inks, 21, Terre Haute. Ind.: Pfc. Willie R. Sherman, 25. Summertend Miss.; Cpl. Billy w. Bryant, 21, Chicago, and Pfc. John E. Scllar, 21, Lambert, Miss. A fifth victim of the crash was John Louder of Muldrow, Ohla., driver of the truck. The soldiers were returning to Camp Chaffee from furlough. Mrs. Basin Keller, 43. of Newark, N. J.. died in n Litth Rock hospital of InJ-srles suffered last week when j a pickup truck in which she was riding overturned near Batesville. Lucky Mist Is Honclu/u Born Japanese Student NEW HAVEN. Conn. W>) — Miss Fmnye Mlho, Honolulu-born Japanese who was studying In Japan when World War II broke out, probably wouldn't be alive and i student at the Yale Divinity School today If she hadn't missed a train seven years ago. The train was one on which she commuted 15 miles dally to Hiroshima, and the day she missed It was August 6, 1945. The atom bomb fell that day, • FIRST THERE WERE TWO—Then there were eight, then 16 then there were. . . . Well, no one at ihfr Cleveland, Ohio. Doys 1 Farm is quite sure how many rabbits live al the institution's popular 4-H Club. It all started when several pairs of rabbits were donated to the school following an appeal for animals Four momns later the boys were using addins machines. Howard Tidd club supervisor, would appreciate donations o( sheep or cattle but "no more rabbils—PLEASE!" Grand Jury Hears Winnie Ruth Judd PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — A county grand jury heard four hours of testimony from trunk murderess Winnie Ruth Judd yesterday—but there has been no Indication of what she had to say. She was whisked Into the Jury chambers In a surprise move and was closeted for four hours. Mrs. Judd. who was committed to the Arizona Hospital for Insane after she killed two girl friends 21 years ago, .seemed happy and elated when she finished. Mrs. Judd returned to the asylum last week 'voluntarily alter Iier fifth escape. Anonymous friends had telephoned the hospital superintendent she svould surrender if allowed to go before the jury. Peron Rule Hits At Radical Party BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) —The Argentine Radical party said last night more than 100 of its members have been arrested since President Juan Peron's government began widespread jailings early this month. The parly statement, given lo the press, pleaded for the government not to torture its juilod members. The government has been silent on the arrests which are said to run into the hundreds, including many Army and Navy officers. tence for the crime. The Perrys lived at Cooler, Mo. The woman's father, William B. Lewis, 61, was killed Jan. 13, 1951, by five, bullets allegedly fired at him from a passing automobile. The shooting occurred nt Lewis' grocery story at nearby Nimmons, Ark. Mrs. Perry's first trial lost June ended in a mistrial. The second trial opened yesterday. what is water worth ? Chas. S. Lemons Furniture Water is a commodity so precious that no tyrant has ever dared deny it to his people. The earliest records ol our civilization are linked to the spring and the waterhole, the river and the well. The Children of Israel faltered in the wasteland and were ready to revolt until Moses struck the rock anil brought forth a spring. Wars have been fought over water rights and once mighty nations have vanished because their water resources failed. Men have balded to the death over the last few drops in a .canteen. Formidable fortresses, impregnable i n other respects, have tailed because of an insufficient water supply-. Ships' masters have had to risk the destruction of their vessels and the slaughter of their crews because water shortages forced landings cm savage isles. Families have given up their hofiios anr! descried their properties because of failing wells and dried-op water courses. London was virtually destroyed by fire ill the seventeenth century and Chicago reduced lo ashes in 1S71 because sufficient water could not be delivered lo the right place a! the right time. Water is beyond prite—so far beyond price that water is free of all price. Blytheville Water Co. "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity" Canada Was First Canada was the first federal union in the British Empire and it came into being as such on July 1, 1807, according to the Encyclo- paedia Brltnnnica. SPRING PLANTING SEEDS Oats, Alfalfa, Lespedeza, Clovers, Soybeans and Seed Corn. See us before you buy. Blytheville Soybean Corp. Thone 6856 - 18M West Main Attention, Dealers: Fairbanks, Morse and C*. hu an exclusive dealer franchii* available in Blytheville for itf. utable concern with food credit ratlnf. This franchise Includes nationally advertised water i Jilt im and farm and horn* appliances. For complete Information write Fairbanks, Morse & Co. 676 Jefferson Ave. Memphis, Tenn. HAIR THOROUGHLY and COMPLETELY REDUCE DANGER of COLDS SO LOW IN COST EASY TO HANDLE LIGHT WEIGHT from damp or wet htads with the NEW CHICK THISI riM II4TUIK • No switches simply plug it In and dry. lit ittjdy flo- ol w*.wt, 9»ntU • * r««ck*< i* quielly Jii.i iv.iy pjrt cl y.u, ml,. NOW can -ilS *ny ti/nt el day and 90 out wild confi. <f»nc« tfc*t youi hi«d 4nrf liair an COMPLETELY any. KIRBY DRUG STORES PRESENTS THE SENSATIONAL NEW SELF- DEFROSTING i IV Iff AVO R NEW! IETTER! DIFFERENT! Not just Jtioliivi refrigerator, but a wonderful new advancement in refrigeration! Here is the first automatic defrosting system that uses no electric heating elements! Gives you faster, thriftier defrostirm! Simpler . . . worry-free . . . i! protects your frozen foods fully throughout defrosting! Only 22.50 Per Month • "MogicCy(le""Sel(- De'raMing! • Big 43-lfc. "CcM-Seol" fraazer Ch«slJ • Twin Moisr-Ccld Cr:sp- srsl Portable Butter Chest Accessory! • Cold-Clesr-to-tKe-FI»ort 11 <H. fr. of told W.4 sq. ft. slwH tellh Flre-Yev e without cotlc*. THERE IS A BETTER REFRIGERATOR ... IT'S WE'LL GIVE YOU TOP DOLLAR ON A TRADMN NOW! Charles S. Lemons Furniture

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