The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 21, 1952 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 21, 1952
Page 14
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PAGE FOURTEEN BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NKWg House Budget-Cutting Drive To Meet It's Acid Test on VA WASHINGTON Wt—A budget- cutting drive In (he 'House faced Its acid test today—on a recommended out of $242,640,370 in the Veterans' Administration's funds. That's the amount the House Appropriations Committee said should be trimmed from the S4.oe4.eT> 500 President Truman requested for the VA for the year starting July 1. Friends of the VA claim Ihc cut would have a disastrous effect. Rep. Thomas (D-Tcx), chairman of the subcommittee that wrote the bill, says it wouldn't. Efforts to restore all or part of the committee reduction will be mnde today when the house resumed consideration of a $6,271,138,348 bill financing Ihc VA and a score of other federal agencies. Hill Cut Substantially It chopped the bill substantially yesterday, cutting the public housing program to 5.000 new units and refusing to restore any of the I'M million dollar committee slash in the Atomic Energy Commission budget. But funds for veterans' pose a political problem to House members in an election year in which nil 435 seats are at stake. Gray Letter Cited Members seeking restoration of part of the VA cut claim to have a leletr from Carl Gray, VA administrator, saying the committee action would mean a reduction of 8,000 personnel, including about 6,000 In the department of medi- cine and surgery. Unless more money Is provided, (hey say, the VA will have to close down some of lu hospitals or delay the opening of new ones, besides shutting down contact offices in almost every state. "Not an essential activity direct ly affecting a veteran will he affected by our reduction," Thomas told newsmen. "None of the nc tual benefits have been reduced. \Vo were aiming at the excessive overhead." Reclamation flurrim Arllim WASHINGTON !,!) — The House Appropriations Committee today recommended 1181,255,400 for the Reclamation Bureau, a cut of M3.- 304.600 below the $224.620.000 budget recommendations of President Truman, for the year starting July 1, Tlio committee minis plain It was against approving funds for any new construction work In spite of urgent pleas by Commissioner Michael W. Straus. Stricken even was $3,600,000 requested by the administration as the only new start to begin work on the Glen Elder Dam hi Kansas, dcslRiicd to hold back flood waters on the Missouri Illvcr. But no change was made In the recommendation of S30.000 for continued work at the W. C. Austin project In the southwest part of Oklahoma. The committee approved $44,146,400 for Missouri River Basin Arkansas Highway Deaths Are Doubled Over February, 795 J LITTLE ROCK (if) — Arkansas hud 42 highway fatalities last month—twice as many as In February, 1951. This was reported today by the State Police Department, which NOT1OI-; TO CONCRETE DEALERS Tho Arkansas Stale Highway Commission will receive scaled bids for the furnishing of Rendy- Mlx Concrete as listed below F.O.B. Bridge Job. 15:, miles North of Blylhcville, Arkansas, on Highway No. 01: Approximately 575 Cu Yds. Ready-Mix Concrete SPECIFICATIONS: To meet Arkansas State Highway Department Standard Specifications, Section 701. Price shnll be per cubic yard. Payment will be made on invoices for lots of 20 cu. yds. or more. Bids will bo received at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, New Highway Building, Llltlc Rock, Arkansas, until 10:00 A.M., March 28, 1952, at which time they will be publicly opened and read. Proposal shnll show maximum time required for delivery. Bid Proposals and copies of specifications may be secured from the Office of the Purchasing Agent, New Highway Building. Little Rock, Arkansas. The right Is reserved by the Commission to reject any or all bids. ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION J. B. Lambert, Chairman E. S. Dudley, Purchasing Agent. 3-21-52 said the highway loll for the first two months of this year was 73. compared to 55 for (he corresponcl- IIIK period of Inst year and 40 In 1050. In all of last year. 431 persons died on Arkansas highways and streets. Oimchlla County led the stale In February highway deaths, with nine, Sebastian County was second with five. fn addition (o those killed. 103 persons were Injured in February accidents. The most tragic day in February was Saturday, on which 31 persons died. Agri Firings Are Approved WASHINGTON W) — Top members of Ihc Senate Agriculture Committee today expressed informal approval of the firing of two Dallas. Tex., officials involved In the loss of several million dollars worlh of government srain. Chairman Eilemler (D-Iji) said he believed two days of tcstimoy by the discharged Arglculture Department officials "show lliey did run n poor office." projects, a reduction of $8,884,000 from the »53,031,000 budget estimate. Interior f)eparlmcnt WASHINGTON <X, — The House Appropriations Committee today recommended Sl!)2,434.703 for the Interior Department for the year starting July 1. This represented a slash of $133.567,037 below Ihc $1320,001,800 budget recommendations of President Truman. Commodity And Stock Markets- Hew York Cotton Open High !,ow 1:15 May 4031 4143 4111 Wld July 4038 4040 4015 4032 Oct 3725 3742 3717 3726 !>«; 3095 3100 3080 3692 New Orleans Cotton Open High Low 1:15 May 4133 4144 4109 4128 July 4038 4017 4015 4033 Oct 3726 3741 3710 3721 Dec 36W 3705 3681 3085 Soybeans High Low Close Mch ......... 208'1 297 298 : !., May ........ 29T/i 295 : !i 290!/i July ........ 293 291 292 Sep ......... 287H 286 286 New York Stocks A T (mil T Amcr Tobricco , Anacondn Copper Beth Stee] Chrysler Coca-Coin Gene Electric Gon Motors .. Montgomery Ward N Y Central Hit Harvester J C Penney Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studcbnkcr Standard of N J Texas Corp Senrs U s Steel Sou Pac 154 58 1-2 48 1-1 50 1-2 71 1C5 3-4 30 1-8 53 5-8 61 19 1-8 33 1-4 OS 41 3-4 27 1-8 40.... 37 1-8 . 77 1-8 58 3-8 52 7-8 33 5-8 07 1-8 FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1952 NEUTRAL INSPECTION CITIES-Newsmap above shows cities nominated by Korean Reds and the Allies (o be "ports of entry" to which neutral inspection teams could be assigned during a Korean cease fire. Communisl and UN nags show cities in dispute Allies demand that Pyongyang, and Seoul be Included, but Keds refuse I The UN also asks (or Chinnampo instead of Red proposed Sinanju. i Spring Comes Bustin' Out As Men Raid Dormitories Insurance Men Win Convent/on Trips J. L. Thoinpstm and J. A. Bryant of the American United Life Insurance Compiinys Biythevillc ofiice arc nttcncling a convention In St. Petersburg. They won the trips for writing a certain amount of insurance last'year. The convention begins today and lasts four days. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. III.. Ifl'i— (USDAl— Hogs 10.500; moderately active, uneven, generally 25 to 50 lower than Thursday's average and lowest since April 2G, 1950" bulk choice 180-230 Ibs full width or grade 1G.75-17.00; several loads mostly choice Nos. 1 and 2 under 220 Ibs 17.10; packer top 16.75; most choice Nos. 1 and 2 and 3 240-210 His 15.15-16.50; 28C-350 !bs 15.2550: 150-170 lb 15.00-Ki.7IS; mostly 15.25 up; 120-HO Ibs 12.75-14.75- 100110 .Ibs 11.25-12.50; cows 400 Ibs down H.50-15.50; heavier sows 12.50-14.00; most stags 11.50-13.50; boars 9.50-12.00. Cattle 350. calves 500: limited supply of cattle mostly steady in cleanup trading; about 60 per rrnt of small crop cows; very tew utility to good steers and heifers yenr- linp 24.00-30.00; utility nml commercial cows 21.00-23.00; canners 1 and miters 17.00-20.50: ANN ARHOn. Mich. Wi—Spring came Ijuslin' out. all over the usually staid University of Michigan campus last night. It took a near-riotous form, namls of youths raided women's dormitories and the women raided bnck. Ass'jssh'K the damaucs today. University airthorit'cs found some broken windows ami .sma.slH'd doors. Th?*y bl:iinc<l a spontaneous outbreak ot fprini! fever. At its peak an estimated 2.5CO students were involved. The fun started with bands of men students invading the women's dorms, scattering underclothing about. The women formed counter- raids and city police were called. A force of 10 officers responded. By that time thp mob had spill up into smaller groups which climbed on dormitory j-^ofs, threw mud at fraternity and sorority hous?s am] rocked the cars of police who tri'.'tl to restore order. President Harlan II. Hatcher (Continued from Pn?e 1) OOP convention, March 27 and 28. came out to his front porch when the parade passed his house arid- appealed for quiet. He was cheered and the raiders swept on. The seven hours of revelry simmered down around 1:30 a.m. when spirits were dampened by a light drizzle and a fire nose W as turned on the last band of marauders by residents of one of the women's dormitories. Gl's and Brass To Get Pay Hikes It's Probable That Congress Will Okay Raise This Year WASHINGTON (/?> - Everybody in uniform — from buck private to five - star general — probably will eel a pay raise before Congress quits. The exact amounts and the date II will begin are questions no ojie can answer today. "Hut I'm pretty certain that we'll pass a bill," chairman Russell (D- Ga..) chairman of the Senate Armed Services committee told a reporter. Party leaders called a closed-door conterence of all Democratic senators today to discuss which bills will get early attention. Majority Leader McParland ID- Ariz.,) said the /mlit.iry pay bill is next on his list, as soon as the Senate completes action on a measure dealing with submerged oil- bearing coastal lancls. Russell said it's pretty certain the Senate will not accept a p a y hrjye;-:;e voted by the House more than two mouths ago. That called for a Hat 10 p e r cent bocsL in pre.-ent base pay and food and rental allowances for more than 3\i million persons'in the Army, Navy, Air Force n n d Marines. The House bill would boost armed services payrolls by at least 850 million dollars annually based on planned forces. McMcrh to Talk At Heber Springs HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (API— Gov. Sid McMath is to speak here tonight at a meeting of supporters of the proposed Grecr'sFcrry dam on Little Red river, three miles north of here. Before the speaking, he and his party is to be entertained at a supper at the Legion hall. Furniture Firm Opens Appliance Department Halsell and White Furniture Co. today announced the opening of an appliance department. The new department is located where Gov. Frederick G. Payne is i near the furniture store in the supporting Eisenhower and Ren. 100 block on South Division. Brewster is backing Tafl. Payne is contesting Brewster to;- the GOP senatorial nomination. Paul F. Loflin. who was born and reared here, is manager of the appliance department. For Sell It ... by using classified advertising in the COURIER! Ads placed before 9 a.m. will appear same day. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS orrection (From Thursday's Courier News) A!! Hew Styles Ladies Rayon Gabardine Sizes 12 to 20 ly Curtains Permanent Finish ^J n White, 6" Ruffle Girls Wash Dresses Permanent Finish Values to 1.98 2 FOR Friday, Saturday & Monday CEASE-FIRE (Continued from Page 1) of missing war prisoners. Rear Adm. R. E. Libby, chief of the U.N. subcommittee on prisoner exchange, said in a short wave broadcast from Tokyo there is a 50-50 chance negotiators will agree on an armistice. Libby warned against handing the Red an ultimatum. He said "we are going to suffer for it" ij "natural impatience" of the American people results In the talks breaking down. the past 20 years he has been in the appliance business in the Atlanta. Ga., area. •#*•'-. SNOW AT WAIKIKI-June Webster has the unique experience 11 o! having her face washed with the first snow ever to appear on it-1 Hawaii'! Waikiki beach. Rosemarie Huguenin applies the snow fl which was brought over a newly-constructed, highway from 13600- 5 f foot Mauna Loa, world's largest volcano Mayor Speaks To Rotations on City Functions City government functions were discussed by Mayor Dan Biodgett yesterday when he appeared before Blythevllle's Rotary Club. Problems discussed by Mayor Biodgett included lack of parking space in tho city, traffic bottlenecks mid an understaffed police force. "We Just aren't in a financial position to bring our force up to 16 men, which is about what is recommended by federal police experts." he told the group. Mayor Biodgett asked for cooperation of citizens with members of the police force and othe: city employes and programs. "Four-Eyed Fish" The "four -eyed fish" of Central anrt South "America has eyes which are divided in two parts by a black horizontal band. Tile upper part of the eye is used for vision in the air and the lov;er part for vision in water. Read Courrer News classified Ads. U.S. Jet Production To Go Up 250 Per Cent In 1952, Wilaon Says CHICAGO lAPy—The AmerlH can jet production during 1952.1 says Defense Mobllizer Charles' E. Wilson, will be increased- I nearly 250" per cent. H Production of jet planes ancU tanks, Wilson said last night in aM speech to the American Societal of Tool Engineers, "will soar tci] nn astonishing rate." "By the end of 1952. the U of production of jet planes oW kinds will be almost 250 per ce of what it was at the end of I 1951," he said. Pay y o n r Courier ' News carrier boy to- £ ^/ The right stylfe for maximum wear...minimum care! Q FLORSH EIM On« of tb« mmaj itMoot for the growing trend toward Florshdm suedes is that more •nd m«r« m*a are fmjkig them projxr for more and more occasions. After > d»jr of roogfc wear ooc quick whisk of I brwto It^TtA llwwi ftmb aoH cie«o. 111 MAI* ITHII1

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