The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 25, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 25, 1952
Page 7
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TOWDAY, MARCH 25, 1952 BLYTHEVILI.E <ARK.> COURIER NKWt PAGE SEVfflt Tornadoes Deal Crippling Blow to State's Schools day's tornadoes. In > telegram to President Tru- By Th« A»»ocl«t*d Prcsi i man yesterday, aov. McMath plac- Arkansas' public school system ed the damage lo 19 school build- was dealt a crippling blow by mi- ings at 1.5 million dollars. Education Department official 1 ? conferred Monday in an attempt to work a method of temporary assistance to the schools. At Judsonia, white County school Supervisor W. E. Orr said schools would be closed the remainder of the term, students will receive credit for a 9-mojiths term, having already completed eight months work. The Judsonia school opens early to permit closing In time for strawberry picking. Two Buildings I.os( The only school buildings left News of Men In the Service Two South Mississippi County men have left Korea for rotation to the United States. They are Sgl. James H. Seroggin* of Rt. 1, Wilson, who was attached to Battery C of the 8th Field Artillery Battalion, and Cpl. David Stone of Osceola, who served with lhat battalion's Service Battery. Cpl. Charles El. Lutes, son of Mrs. Charles Lutes of Blytheville is attending non-commi.ssioned officers' school in Lin?,, Austria. lie 'has been serving with the 63rd Signal Operations Battalion Salzburg, Austria, since July. James T. Music, seaman ap pmnice, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mick Music of Rt. 3, O.sceola, recently was graduated frotn Aviation Machinist's Mate School at Naval Air Technical Trailing Cen- icr, Millington, Tent). Dorscy G. Pincher, airman. ;.pSN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard \3»- fine her of Dyess, is currently' Attached to Utility Squndron 7 at San Ysidro, Calif., Auxiliary Landing- Field. Paul W. East, seaman. USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence East of Rt. 1, Dyess, has reported for duty at Barber's Point Naval Air Station on Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands. Walter P. Johnson, boatswain's mate third class. USN. son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Johnson of Rt. 2, Blytheville, i.s currently serving aboard the high speed transport USS Begor in the Pacific Fleet. Cpl. Marion A. Steward of Rt. 1, Blytherille. Is serving with the Fleet Marine Unit aboard the aircraft carrier escort USS Rendova in th« Pacific. standing at Judsouia are the agri-' culture building and gymnasium, which weie damaged. Less was placed at $4-11,000. Bald Knob .school officials also met Monday, but were unable to reach a definite decision on reopening schools. Although the B-.!d Knob school plant was \vrecked, some buildings may be salvaged. Officials Plan Meet Officials are to meet again Wednesday to discuss holding high school classes in churches and allowing the grammar schools lo remain closed for the remainder of Ihe term. School damage was estimated at 5535,700. Fcliool Superintendent John T. Arnold said Kensett schools may open on a temporary, emergency basis Wednesday. The school was damaged, but not destroyed and worker.s are repairing (he gymnasium roof. Officials placed Kensett school damage at $265.144. Insurance Inadequate Commissioner A. B. Bonds said yesterday that from scattered reports and records, it appears that the district's insurance policies will not begin to cover the damage. Also, the districts will be unable to borrow any additional money through commercial bond issues until the March, 1953, school election.^ Even though some districts have borrowing authority left. Ihey may nnly borrow up to 15 per cent of their assessed valuation. In soine cases, today's evaluation would be centered on broken shells of buildings In a storm-ravaged lot. Bonds said he hoped something could l>e worked out to permit the districts to incur temporary indebtedness. Arkansas News Briefs— 3 Negro Children Die in Fire; Weekly Death Toll Is Now 6 By Tue AitocUted Ffesi Arkansas' weekly violent death toll stood at six today. Three Negro children perished when (James destroyed their home In North Little Rock Monday. Dead are Theodore Patrick, 3; Davis A, Patrick. 23 months, and V«lraa Jean Patrick, Jive months. Two men were burned fatally in a fire Monday night that destroyed their home In Bryant, nenr IJenton, state Police identified thew as Tom Sawbush and his son, Louis. A 65-year-old Greene County sawmill owner, Jesse Kills Hopkins, was killed when » tree fell on him. The accident happened near Paragould. Iturbi Would Play Benefit for. Tornado Area LITTLE HOCK—One of the nation's leading concert pianists- Jose Ilurbl—lias offered to play a benefit performance here lor victims of Arkansas' "Black Friday" tornadoes. Iturbi telephoned Qov. McMalh's office from his licmc in Beverly Hills, CaliJ., yesterday, and suggested an April 16 or 17 date. Henry Woods, the governor's executive secretary, delayed definite acceptance pending McMath's return to Little Rock. The governor was inspecting storm damage In Howard County. James E. Sullivan, seaman, 'USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Sullivan of Rt. 4, Blytheville, is presently stationed aboard the destroyer USS Collett with •ijific. Fleet. the Pa- Bible Is Best-Seller SINGAPORE (Ift— The bible was the best-ielling book In Malaya laat year. Bible societies sold a record II.COO Protestant Bibles in English 'and the vernacular languages, the secretary of the society said. Critical Broadcaster Fired in Malaya KUALA LUMPUR, Malaya I/Pi — The bearded broadcasier who has been described as the government's "official gadfly" is about to lose his job as chief news editor of the gov- ernment-cotitroHed Radio-Malaya. He is Alex Josey, who was barred from the air several months ago because some of the members of the Federal Legislative Council didn't like his socialistic views on nation- aliaing rubber and stinging criticism of gvernment mistakes. Acting Chief Secretary D. C. Watherston announced In the legislative council recently that Jos- Reyised Fatality List Now Totals 129 LITTLE ROCK—Ihe revised Red Cross tornado fatality list for Arkansas-now places the dead at ll>9. These revisions were m:'.de by the Red Cross yesterday; Marvin Ladey. Marvin Ladd and Tiny Rollins were removed Jvom the list. Marvin lx>tt:i had been identified incorrectly as both Ladey and Ladd. Tommy Line Rollins of Judsonia was changed to Tony Lyn Rollins; Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Ainold of Bald,Knob were changed to Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Arnold; Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Long of White County were changed to only Mrs. J. M. u>ng. The name of Olenn D. Young van added to the list. MacARTHim RETURNS--General Douglas MacArlhur and his wife stop briefly to read plaque at, entrance to place where Ihe general was born as they visited Little Rock, Ark. The building Is now the MacArthllr museum. (AT Wlrephoto). Coffins Are Bought In Advance by Czechs VIENNA (/!>) — Pear of currency devaluation is to strong in Czechoslovakia (hat people are buying coffins they don't need, a Czech newspaper reported. The Bratislava paper "Pravda" quoted a young woman as saying that, although her husband svaj well and alive. "I bought a colfii because of what may happen to th< money." "If the coffin .stands for 20 years tile \\Lnn.s woti't eat It entirely ant it will be free from tax," she said In very cold weather It is diffi cult if not Impossible lo make snowball. White County Eyes Chaos, Finds Strawberry Crops May Be 'Okay' Hy The Assuoiati'd 1'ress White County, principally a arming county, began to shake itself free of chaos Monday and look :o ite rropA. A preliminary survey shows that the county's No- 2 money crop— .trawbcrrics—may have escaped major damage. But Acting County Agent Randel K. Price said it's too early to make an accurate evalu- Adjustment Period Weeded by Germans PITTSBURGH M>)_A pretty exchange student from the free University of Berlin and now a doctoral candidate at Carnegie Tech «ays German youths have not had time to adjust themselves from war to peace and then to re-armament. Blue-eyed Irene V. Relt7.enstein thinks some of the confusion in the minds of German youth could be alleviated if the university could afford more cultural programs. Tills would give the students the spiritual strength needed. Many of Ihe students, she says r arc refugees from the Soviet zone of Berlin where no Western papers are permitted and the radio stations are policed. Most refugees and west Germans can't afford to go to schcol. ation. No estimate has been made ot the livestock and poultry loss, but Price said the county's top ca«h crop, cotton, was not affected br he storms. Price said he has received reports of damage to some of White •ounty's 100 Grade A dairy barns. He said several brooder houses were wrecked. In Johnson County, the cold snap hat followed Friday's tornadoes killed from M to 90 per cent of the jeacli crop. A report from the University of Arkansas Experiment Station at Clarksville indicated that only one type of peach escaped damage—the Fair Beauty speclei. Blind Radio Expert VICTORIA, B.C. Wi—Jack Atwood, 3D. who became blind at 11 is a licensed radio operator anc member of tlie Amateur Radl< Emergency Corps. He operates hi; radio set unaided, and takes mcs sages on a braille machine. POR IMPROVID KIDNIT FUNCTION fuoctjoa WM pcprvd. Bladder Mia uid titKom- IOM reduced Ja moil ob i«r T«d iog Mountain Valley Water. D*llcioua — delivered ritfht to ycxt, LIBERTY CASH GROCKRT 601 West M.i in Negro School Facilities Decision Delayed LITTLE ROCK—The State Board ot Education, for the second time, has delayed a decision on declaring a policy of equalizing Negro school facilities. Only a bare quorum turned out last night for a 4-hour meeting here. They deferred a decision until another special meeting April 24. New Runway at U.S. Bast Being Finished TRIPOLI. Libya (.•?) -- wheelus Field, big u. S. air field near here, is putting finishing touches on an 8,000-toot runway that will be able to handle America'. 1 ; biggest warplanes. Including atom-homh carriers. Col. Fred O. Easley Jr., says the new runway IA part, of an improvement program. The field represents one of Libya's biggest Industries. Last year's payroll for native em- ployes was $325,000. "Our relation! with the Libyans are excellent," «a.ys Col. Easley, "and we hope to keep It, that way. They have been especially cooperative." ey's government contract would not be renewed. for Spring Join the Sprinjr parade—with shoes thai look like new. Bring a* Ihe shorn that n«d djtinj and repair. -.-fl LT€RS •>- ••" SMoe SHOI •IT W. M (4 I N ST. 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