The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 29, 1952 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 29, 1952
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/•RIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1052 BTATHEVTU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PARE FIVE Arkansas Nen>s Briefs— Present Staff to Reorganize AMD Purchasing Procedures LITTLE ROCK—A planned reorganization of Highway Department accounting and purchasing procedures will be carried out by its present stall headed by a nrw employe rather than a private lirm. The Highway CommlKion decided yesterday lo hire a full-time emplos't to direct the work, and gave up the idea of soliciting bids from accounting companies foi the job. State Comptroller Lee Roy Beasley told commissioners he believed that the job could be done with present personnel under the direction ol a new SG.OOO-a-year director. The commission authorized Hlgh- .^vay Director Olen Pullerton to hire the employe, but did not mention X'-any salary limits. The commission had tentatively contracted with the Joe Bond Co.. of Little Rock Jor the work, but Ally. Gen. Ike Murry ruled the contract would be illegal unless awarded on competitive bids. Truman Still May Visit State in June WASHINGTON—President Truman may still visit Arkansas next June. Rep. Trimble (D-Ark) saia last night that while the President has made no commitments he expects a decision from the White House soon. Yesterday. Russ Gates, piesident of the Arkansas State Electric Cooperative Association, said the president was invited to dedicate the nev. 1 multi-million dollar hydroelectric dam near Cotter, Ark. Gates quoted Rep. Tiimblc as saying Mr. Truman had accepted. School Lunch Sales Okay on Bid Program LITTLE ROCK—School directors can sell food and commodities lo the school lunch programs If the sales are based on open competilive bids and the director's bid is the lowest. The state attorney generals office yesterday reversed itself and ruled that such transaction* are legal. Previously, il had ruled that school directors could nob sell goods for the lunch program. Gambler, Police Feud Is Renewed Hot Springs Club Raided; 27 Persons Held by Officers HOT SPRINGS. Ark. Wl - The running fend between 'Garland County gamblers and the Arkansas State Police has been renewed. About 15 state troopers—accompanied by four Little nock newsmen—raided the swank Southern Club in downtown Hot Springs and Pines Supper Club on Highway 70 at 10 last night. Twenty seven persons \vcre arrested. Booked on a charge of violating state gambling laws were: Erb Wlieatlcy, manager of the Pines, and 15 of his dealers: Jnrk McJunkin, M. Norwood Phillips operators of the Southern Club, and seven of (heir employes. Bartender C. A. Stewart and Mrs. Peggy Chapman, cashier at Ihp Pines, were docketed on charges nf Illegally possession liquor for snlc and selling whisky without a license. At (he Southern Club, the raiders 'onnd two roulette wheels nnd two lice tables in operation, catering to more than 100 persons. The police confiscated three roulette lables ive dice lables, three slot ma chines. 51.515 in cash and a la;.;r quantity of whisky. In a back room at the Pines, the roopers found seven gambling rooms — including pokrr. ro'ulette. •jlsck.iack and chuck-a-luck — in progress. .,A Bit ot Advice: 'Just Try to Relax — NORTH LITTLE ROCK—A simple recipe for avoiding the need for psychotherapy has been offered by the president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association. , Dr. D. Ewen Cameron of Montreal told the fourth annual neiiro- psychiatric meeting here yesterday that the first thing to do is relax. Then, he said try lo understand other people as well as yourself. 40-Hour Week Vetoed for Police Force LITTLE ROCK—Mayor Pratt Remmel yesterday vetoed an ordinance calling lor a 40-hour week for police. It was estimated that reducing the work week from 43 hours would cost the city $75.000 annually. Musical Sound Expert Is a 'Tonkunstler' MILAN t/Pi— What's a tonkunst- ler? Maestro Cesare Augusto Tallone, who is one. says it is a person who can recognize a stack of sounds. Tallone claims that he can pick 6.000. He is trying to persuade Italian piano makers to produce an instrument that will have a typicslH Italian character—one that woulc express Italian musieality. Tallone's title comes from German and Austrian factories where he worked for years to train his ear. Born in 1895 at Bergamo, h is considered one of the world's fe' any one «ound from among masters of sound. Famous pianist" 1952. ARKANSAS STATE SENATE. REDISTRICTING Gas Company Asked Reason For Job Delay LITTLE ROCK (/Pi— The Arkansas Public Service Commission has ordered the Mid-south Gas Co., to explain at a hearing March 20 ivhy it has not begun construction *.vork in eastern Arkansas. The construction of distribution systems in 21 eastern Arkansas towns was authorized by the PSC July 1. 1950. PSC chief engineer said the authorization provided that the work should begin within 12 months. The 21 towns affected are Brinkley. Turrell. Gilmore, Colton Plant. Crawfordsville, Earle. Forrest City, Hughes, Lepanto, Marianna, Mar- Ion. Marked Tree. Palestine. Paragould, Parkin, Tyronza, Trumann, West Helena, West Memphis. Wheatley and Wynne. NEW SENATORIAL DISTRICTS—The Arkansas Supreme Court has setup a new arrangement for state senatorial' districts. The court revised an earlier ^districting by the state board of apportionment. The court plan provides for 26 districts, seven lesj than the previous rcdiEtriclins plan- but the number ol senators remains unchanged at, 35. While the new senatorial representation will be observed in the 1052 elections, technically, It won't be effecllvt until Jan. 1. 1053. (Al' rholu) OPS to Suspend Order Lowering Cigarette Prices in Arkansas and concert directors pet free advice because, he says, "It's my way to contribute to art/' LITTLE HOCK (/Pj—Sen. Fillbright (D-Arki lins confirmed reports that the Office of Price Stabilization is planning lo .suspend for 30 days an order which overrode Arkansas "fair trade" law. Tlit senator told the Arkansas Gazette Is si night that he hoped the suspension order would be signed tociay iii time to head ofT the agency's first regulation, which is scheduled to go into effect Saturday. Should the OPS' first order stand, it would mean a two or three cent reduction in (he retail price of a package of cigarettes. Here's the way the whole thing came about: On Feb. 1. the OPS said it would revoke supplementary Regulation 53 March J. This regulation exempted Arkansas cigarette sales from application of the agency's general ceiling price regulation on the ground that Act 101 of 1951— the fa-called "fair Irades "act- prescribed minimum markups for practical effect of boosting- cigarette prices two cents per pack. Then the OPS discovered that 26 other states hart similar laws. The order exempting Arkansas then was revoked by OPS. because it said it could not refuse exemptions to the other states if it allowed Arkansas' exemption to stand. Citrus Products for Export TEL AVIV W» — Israel's citrus harvest this season is expected lo yield nine i mil [on boxes, half of which will be sold abroad for foreign curency while another 250,000 cnses arc being shipped under barter agreements. The re*t will be locally consumed or preserved. Presenting Our New Color Stylist far! Wilson, branch manager ot The Sherwin- Williams Company of Blytheville, is pleased to announce that Mrs. Mary Alice Caton has been appointed Color Stylist. Mrs. taton will be available to assist and advise the people ot Blytheville and the surrounding community, with any of their problems in Color Styling their home. Mrs. Eaton's services will be available without any cost, also she will maintain a lending service of Style Guides and Style Guide Companions. Memphis Lawyers Again Argue -or Two-Bridge Maintenance TV Growing Pains Studied by Lecturer LOS ANGELES (API —What tel evision needs today is a adult nuclicnce willing lo help T through Its childhood and adolcs cence. So says Jack Morrison, lecture In theater arts at I he University o. California. Adults should he selective about their programs and should let the sponsor know by mail which shows they like, says' Morrison. As a last resort representative organizations can ask the. Federal Communications Commission (or consumer hearings on television content matters. ST. LOUIS W—Attorneys lor the Jlty of Memphis have renewed neir argument that two bridges hould be maintained across the lisslsslppi nivcr between Memphis! nd Arkansas. j The attorneys told the U. S. } Court of Appeals here yesterday > hat two bridges provide Insured ransportatlon across the river in I he event one is destroyed by sa'o- itage or enemy attack. ! The court heard arguments on ' in appeal by Memphis of an order by County Judge W. K. Ingram of "rittenden County. Ark., lo disman- le Arkansas roadways on the Harahan bridge, which has been rc- >laced by i\ new span. Judge Insram contended that nalntenance of th; roadways \ expensive and that (he amount <if auto traffic over the old bridge did not Justify the maintenance, " Memphis asked (he Federal Court in Arkansas to enjoin Crittenden Robins Reportedly Take To California Berries PASADKNA. Calif. M'j—Tho moll population in Southern California s the largest in years and nobody ieems to know why. However, tile Auctubon Society has ventured a theory or two: The society believes heavy storms in nearby mountains have forced thp, red-breasted birds down to warmer climes. Also the recent use of'plants with red berries lo landscape Southern California homes has some bearing on the case—robins love red berries. County from dismantling th« bridge. The court refused and the case was sent to the Appeals Court. Arkansas attorneys argued that Memphis could not nhow financial value of (he bridge to Memphis and that consequently the matter did not belong in Federal Court, which cannot consider such a case in* volvin^ less than 13,000. The Court ot Appeals took th» matter under ativhcnient. PRINCESS — Beverly Jo Reed, Arkansas princess in the 1953 Washington Cherry Blossom festival — an annual springtimft event — po.-es at her job as a clerk-typist in the department of agriculture. She is from Springdale, Ark. <Al' Photo) Some bees visit flowers lo gather pollen In the "baskets" on their tegs, and then feed the polen to young and immature bees. CORRECTION^ Our iid in yesterday's paper had an item incorrectly priced. 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