The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 5, 1952 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 5, 1952
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PAGE TWO McMalh Orders Investigation Of Rate Reduction Aim Of Audit Seeking 'Political' Expenses LITTLE ROCK <AP>— Oov. McMath has ordered an investigation of public utilities operating In Arkansas, The Eovcrnor yesterday, ordered the state Public Service Commission to audit the books of private utility companies with a view of eliminating "questionable and political" expenditures from their rate bases, and reducing rates. He ordered the PSC to determine: 1. The amount of wn.ste and favoritism. If any, in the companies' construction and purchasing practices. 2. Whether contracts have been awarded to the lowest bidders. 3. Whether contracts have been influenced by politics. 4. Any "unconscionable" profits or any improper practices Involved in building and Inlying. 5. Amounts charged to advertising, legal expcn??. contributions, travel and 'entertainment and "related matters." . Lawyer-members of the Arkansas Legislature who might be receiving retainer fees from public utilities would be identified in an investigation of "legal expense." His reference to political Influence In purchasing practices apparently was prompted by a desire to learn whether some contracts have been awarded to members of the Legislature and others without competitive bidding. McMalh said his order was based on the Arkansas Supreme Court's opinion in the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., rate case. In that opinion the court said: "The utility must use all Us receipts as though they were a public trust. Receipts must not be dissipated Jn an effort to get further increases from the public." Stuttgart Soldier Held for Rape MONTGOMERY, Ala. (IP)— Staff Sergeant George P. Hill, 21, Camp Rucker, Ala. soldier, was summoned today for trial on a charge of raping a 64-year-old woman. Hill, of Stuttgart, Ark,, was in- dieted by the County Grand Jury last month. He was accused of raping anj Easton, Pa., woman who was here to visit a son stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base. He pleaded Innocent at a preUrn- tivm hearing A max for rape under Ai death f I Read Courier News Classified Ads, BLYT-HKVIIXE (ARK.) COURIER NE*» Arkansas Nen>s Briefs— Workers Vote to End Pine Bluff Walk-Out PINE BLUFF. Ark. (AP) — A strike that has tied up construction work on a secret military project adjoining thB Pine Bluff Ar- i-ennl apparently is over. Col. Hans W.' Holmer. U. S. district oiiRineer, snld yesterday In Little Rock that striking common laborers voted. 247-3, to return to their jobs, ending a G-tlay walkout. The 250 men voting were from among 1,501) members of Ihe APL Brotherhood of Hod Carriers and Common Laborers who struck last Wednesday for higher wngcs and the reinstatement of a discharged employe. About 2.000 skilled craftsmen honored the picket line set up by the laborers. Col. Holmer said he wns iiilorm- ed that the laborers would proceed with efforts to t;ct a want- increase by application to the federal Wage Stabilization Board. Their current pay scale is 87'i cwitj an hour. They want $1 an hour. Gambling Stamp Returned — Refund Requested LITTLE ROCK (API-A Hope, Ark., cafe owner who recently purchased a federal gambling stamp want-s to trade it in to the Internal Revenue o/fice here, Robert E. Carroll, whose Diamond Cafe was raided by slate of- fleers Friday, returned his .stamp ' iicrs too," ycstcrO.iy with the following comment: "I am sending in my waccrintr stamp for cancellation. If Ihclc Is any refund, please send It to me. See that this gets In the newspa- Game and Fish Commission Radio Moved LITTLE ROCK (API--The Arkansas Game nnd Fish. Commission radio transmitting station near pnrngouM l.s being moved to a more suitable location. Commission Executive Secretary T. Arthur McAmls sitirl yesterday the station, located about 11 miles west of Para^onld. will be moved to a site .six and a lutl! miles northwest of that city at an elevation some 100 feet higher. ^ Purifoy To Run For 12th District Senator LITTLE ROCK fAPI—Rep. William O. Purifoy of Camden will run for stale senator from the 12th District this year. Purifoy said yesterday that he had mailed his corrupt practices pledge to Secretary of -Slate C. G. Hall. The new district includes Ounchila and Columbia counties. Floyd Bryan of Stephens nmi Dr. E. J. Byrtl of Carmlen also have filed from the I2th District. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1953 • • • AND IT COMES OUT HERE—This complicated array of tubes and other apparatus at Oak liidfie. lenn.. Kanonal Laboratory, merely siphons oh* one of the by-products of the big alomic pile. B. J. Massey is scaling olf a tube of tritium, which has made lls way through the man-made junelo.' Tins was one of the Oak Ridge operations shown to newspaper reporters and photographers for the lirsl time, as Illey watched how the atomic pile "cooks" and processes radioactive iso- tnpcs [or medical and industrial uses, as well as for atomic bomb production. Mid south Fair Adds 2 Stock Shows, Sales MEMPHIS I/PI— Mfdsouth fair at- Ilcials here have added two national livestock shows to Wa year's program with premiums totaling $14.000. Martin L. Zook, fair manages, said the American Hereford Association will hold Its show and sale Sept. 24-26. with $10,000 premiums. The National Junior Jersey Show will have $4.000 in prices. 'Few-Drink' Motorist Is Great Road Menace NEW YORK M'I—A New York safety council official warns that a motorist with a few drinks under his bell may he a greater menace than one who has drunk freely. "Most motorists have been educated to the jioint where they will not lake "the wheel if they arc under Ihe weather to a noticeable degree." he explained. "A greater danger is the motorist who has had enough to leel slightly exhlllr- WILSON NEWS By Mrs. B. F. Hovles Mrs. J. J. Busscy was hostess to was held at Davis' White Spot on her Thursday Nishl Bridge Club Poplar Pike In Memphis. Guests In-•--•--- -' -•' eluded C. w. Hall, J. H. Ooodgnmc J. R. Phillips, R. B. Holmes, W. C. ferry. Jr.. I,. M. Blaylock. Jr.. C. w Whilficld. nil of Wilson, arid Willis Kiuse of Cincinnati. and one guest, Mrs. Ralph Robin son, last week nt her home. The entertaining rooms were decorated u'llh bow),s o/ early spring flowers. Mrs. Garland Trammel won high, Mrs. C. D. Price, secon rtliieh and Mrs, Jerry Cullom, bingo. Mr. and Mrs. .John Benvcn entertained the Luxora Bridge Club at their home near Wilson, Saturday evening. Mrs. A. B. Rozelle of Luxora was high scorer for (he ladies and Mr. Ro/ellc' was high scorer for the men. here. Miss 'Dean is a former employee of the Hank of Wilson. Pfc. Eugene Nixon spent thc,wcek end with his parenls, Mr. ami Mrs. Bill Nixon. Pfc. Nixcm is stationed ut Keeslcr Air Field at Biloxi, Miss. Helen Hamden, daughter of Mrs. ASma Harnden, who attend;; Arkansas State College, was listed on the Dean's list nt the college. Miss Harnden l.s a freshman. Mrs. Lonnie Hltt of Blue Springs, Miss., was the weekend guest of her brother Claude nnd his family. Other guests in the Dye home were Mr. and Mrs. Clyde McDonald of Memphis. The Rev. nntl Mrs. D. B. Blcdsoe and family were shoppers in Memphis, Friday, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Henderson and Michael, spent the Japanese Pinfaall Game Is 'Big Business' TOKYO M') — "Pachlnko". the Japanese version of the pintail machine, is big business in Japan. A government finance commlteo found there arc 200,000 machines— at least one for every 415 persons In Japan's 33 million population. In the Japanese version a little steel ball pings its way through a maze or nails. Japanese sociologists recnrd the pinball craze as "a characteristic of a defeated and occupied people.' They say it Is a sort of "escape feeling." One Tokyo doctor apparently feels it must have a. soothing effect on his patients. He installed Pnchinko machine as a free pastime for his callers. Museum of Science and industry. Some of the antirme dolls in her {collection ore over 100 years old Miss Gardner is 81. { R R Bowet an^emplctyce of t h e Buckeje Cat4fci Olf'teoiniiany who la being fransfcfVed i to Cincinnati, Ohio, was guest, of honor when the Company entertained with a stag dinner Friday evening. The affair The Methodist W5CS completed a Bible study "The Book of Acts" Inst week. Men of the Methodist Church will meet at (lie church Wednesday i . , eve,,,, 8 for a fe^vship sl ,ppe, j -' >™' ^ L^U^o ^ w^r^r^r-S "' P ' C »* "< >"«*™ent • ton- Mrs. Ed Williams in Blythevlllc, Frl- cl:iy night. Mr. nnd Mrs. Carnld Hny of Joncs- Ixiro worn tlw week end . guests of her 'parents Mr. nnd Mrs. Melvin Stnnrncl nnd their fnmlly. . Miss Dorothy Dean of Forrest City spent the week end with friends McDanie silectomy at the Eye, Ear, No:;e and Throat Hospital In Memphis, Monday morning, His mother was with him. The Kcv. D. B. Bledsoe was guest speaker at the Armorel Brotherhood meeting Friday night. He was accompanied to Armorel by Lamar To B* Given Ma, THURSDAY ADMISSION FREE! Read Courier News Classified Ads. Biblt Still Seller MONTREAL W>) — Tile Montreal Auxiliary Bible Society at Its I3i s . annual meeting reported a total of 28,905 copies of the Scriptures In 40 languages were distributed last year. The languages included Albanian, Arabic, Armenian and a Breton version. WHYSWTOKniNE'FOR RHEUMATIC WIN RELIEF? mnl. Get 0-J223, gethelB -nj,T?i_7 w quick, with proved «al£ *"«"•"••» cylate action that For OiUy "speeds" comfort, Re« frweiHT«l Hove* mua^ular aches. fEWCIITSI ,i mp i c neuralgia. It'« "lodiz-><l." tlao contains "Black Snake Root herb. Huy It today. First bottle price back if you don't pralao C-2223t Suffocating "Hot Flashes" stopped or strikingly relieved In 63-80%- of casts in doctor*' tests! • Are you going through you know what It has done ..?.-,. _° ' [m others . "change of life" . . . suffer. Ing the "hot flashes." nervous tension, irritability, weakness and other types of functionally-caused distress of this difficult time? Then . .. here's hope for you! «in tests by doctors, Lydia Pinkharn's Compound and Tablets gave relief from such distress... In 63 and &0'/c, (respec- tH'elv) of Ihe cases tc-rlcd. Complete or striking relief I Surely you know IhatLydla Pinkham'J is scientifically modern in action.' Surely But do you linow what it will do for you? 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