The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 27, 1952 · Page 5
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THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1952 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FTVB McMath Meets Highway Commission Minus Resigned Chairman Lambert LITTLE ROCK UV-GoV. McMath met today with the Arkansas Highway Commission — minus the man who had been its chairman since the McMath administration took over. Saying in a letter to McMath that he was ''physically and men- tally tired and discouraged," Chairman J. B. Lambert of Helena resigned unexpectedly Last night. Lambert said he hud been considering the move for some time but didn't want to r\\i\l while the Highway Audit Commission was making investigations which re- 10 Witnesses Appear at First Grand Jury Hearing on AHD LITTLE ROCK tf) — Ten witnesses appeared flt the opening session of the Pulaski County Grand Jury investigation into operations of the Arkansas Highway Department. The investigation continued today. The jury began its hearings behind closed doors yesterday. The probe is a result of recent findings of the Highway Audit Commission Identity of some of the witnesses spurred speculation that nt least four matters discussed by the HAG were under consideration by the jury. These included: 1. A transaction in w h I c h Ernest Frcshour, Sweet Home contractor, said he paid "rental" fees on trucks he never used to assure getting a road contract, 2. The sale in 1950 of $195.000 worth of vehicles to the Highway Department by H. T, (lied) Craw- ford without competitive bids, 3. The stockpiling of crushed rock in 1950 when two contractors fell Vaughnn of Little Rock and Gordon McNulty of Pine Bluff allegedly received 80 per cei:l of the $525,000 in contracts. 4. Testimony by Max Lyons of the Lyons Machinery Company thnt he was told to contribute $500 to Gov. McMath's campaign fund In order to "do business with the Highway Department." Witnesses other than Vaughai], Frcshour and Crawford wbo np- pc ared yesterday were P. G Wilson of the St. Louis firm that conducted the HAC audit; J. C. Baker, former highway director; Highway Director Olen Fullerton; C. C". White, Pulaski county road engineer; John L. Carson, bookkeeper for the Lyons firm; M. C. Methvin. former state forces engineer, and Mrs. SvbH Carter, secretary to Crawford, Arkansas in Washington By GORDON BROWN WASHINGTON W —Rep. Trimble objected to house passage of one of his own bills recently. It. came about this way: Trimble is chairman of the Democratic Committee ot Objectors. This committee's function Ls to object to passage of a bill on the private and consent calendars when It. appears thnt the bill contains features which should be given more thorough consideration. One objection blocks passage in such a situation. Trimble had placed on the consent calendar a bill to establish a plan for private construction of of- Jice buildings to be leased to the government. The lease payments would apply to purchase of the buildings. In this way the govern- menl, in 15 or 20 years, would own the buildings at a price equal to or below the rental it would pay. When the bill came up Trimble stood np nnd objected. In explanation, he confided that he had just objected to another bill on the ground that it v;as of gene- al nature and involved 1 federal unds. It didn't seem fair fo rme to ob- ect to that bill and let my own bill, •liich is general and involves fed- ral funds, go through," he said. I'll let It take the regular course hrough the house," suited recently In a report sharply critical of the Highway Comtnls ion, the Highway Department and McMnth. Capital Surprised The resignation caught capitol circles by surprise. There hadn't been advance speculation — as (hero was, for example, when J, C. Baker quit as highway director last December. McMath's conference with the highway commission was closed. The governor requested the meeting to make "specific recommendations" in connection with HAC's report. The governor said any recommendations he might make would be given in written form to newsmen after the conference, In his two-page letter, Lambert -said "I personally think the maintenance and construction accomplished during your (McMath's) administration far exceeds i n quality and quantity (hat of an> (otherj administration in the history of the state." Staff Is 1'raiscd In this connection he lauded the "overworked, under - paid staf: of highway employes." Lambert said he was "personally affected. . -by the recriminations and criticisms, whether jiisllfict or not, which have been cast a 1 the commission as a whole. . .' Lambert attended nearly all the HAC public heatings recently. II appeared several times as a volun tary witness. After this morning's closed sex sion with McMath, the H3ghwa> Commission was to meet in regula session, to hear reports on UK Highway Department's financia condition. Tomorrow it will meet to make construction and equipment pur chase awards. Arkansas Neivs Briefs— Sparkman Farmer Is Killed, Daughter Shot By Prowler SPARKMAN—A 65-yenr-old Sparkman {armor wns killed and his daughter was shot by an unidentified Negro prowler here yesterday, A posse was searching for the man today. Sheriff Recce A. I'arhnm Identified the victims as Green Roberts nd Mrs. Irene Holloway, 32. Pnrham said Mrs. Holloway related that siic and her father iiad one to inspect a vacant house on Roberts' farm near Sparkman. She icard a noise inside the house and Roberts started in after arming limself with an ax. A Negro appeared, shot Roberts down with a shotgun and then forced Mrs. Holloway to accompany him down a road. When Mrs. Holloway ran, the man fired, the charge striking her in the hand. The slayer fled. tote Public Relations Counselor Resigns LITTLE ROCK—Eugene Ncwsom, veteran Arkansas public relations counselor, has resigned as publicity director for the Arkansas Re- crc and Development Commission. He will be succeeded by Mrs. Vii'gir.c Robinson, assistant director since 1949. Ncwfom did not disclose his plans. In another personnel change yesterday, the commission announced that F. M. Spoiling has been appointed director of Its Industrial Development Commission. Sparlinjj has been a commission industrial engineer. iocial Security Agent To Visit Blytheville A representative of the Jonesboro Social Security office will be at the employment Security Agency office here. 123 South Second, each Wednesday at 1 p.m. beginning next Thursday. Previously, the time has been 10 am. The representative will handle claims and benefits lor retired workers or survivors of deceased workers. Jury Awards Water Damage HARRISON, Alk. I ft—A Pcdci'n court jury yesterday awardei $170.000 damages to M a r i o i county against the U. S. Govern ment for damages caused b; water backing up from B u 1 ihnals dam. The suit was filed on complain of sonic 30 families in the Midwa community, who protested tlia rising waters covered their onl road southward and, isolated them DOG'S LIFE!—It was indeed a dog's life for this forlorn pooch in the downtown area of Minneapolis. His leash looped around a parking meter, the dog waited patiently for his owner to finish an errand, as the season's worst snowstorm dumped more than 13 inches of snow in the area. There was no question about a parking law violation—police had other, things to do, more important than check- Ing parking meters during the snowstorm, (AP Wircphnto) RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Wig Business /s Not Growing in St. Louis ST- LOUIS. M*i—The wig business taking a trimming here. Mrs. Grace Anderson, who nins a hairshop specializing in headwear, .says repeat customers are procrastinating something awful. Wigs (which cover the entire head) and toupees (which don't) ordinarily .should be replaced every two years or so but Mrs. Anderson reports with every thi ng higher these days some wearers are making the old tops do. Toupee anci wig prices here range from $75 to about S125. But it's not the initial investment that's the backbone of the business—it's the upkeep—hair-dos, cleaning and replacements. And that's where Mrs. Anderson .says the economizing is showing up. Two Policemen Go on Trial FORREST CITY, Ark. IJl — TV, former Forrest City policemen n on trial on charges of burglary — allegedly committed while the were members of the force. The defendants .ire Buford Chal 30, and Walter Baskin, 28. They are accused of nttemp ing to burglarize the Pusse Graham-A n d e r s o n departmer store here last Oct. 22. mining company promised to sen its ace geologist to the Apari copp mine in the Philippines. When operated by the jupa company during the Pacific t yielded 4,000 tons of ore month! Now the Philippine operator is sc sing help to mine 1,200 tons month. Japanese Experts Hold Mine Studies TOKYO W 1 )—Japanese experts, by request, are probing mines in the Philippines, Thailand and India, seeking ways of expanding production. The economic journal, Nihon Keif, reported the calls on Japanese Geologists and mining experts. One WEn.-THUKS. 'ALADDIN AND HIS LAMP" Patricia Medina John Sands FRIDAY 'COME, FILL THE CUP" James Cagncy & I'hyliss Thaxler SATURDAY "MASSACRE RIVER" Guy Madison Rory Calhoun NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Mnlinees Sal. & Sun. Phone 58 THURSDAY 'MEET DANNY WILSON" Frank Sinatra Shelley Winters Arkansas WSCS Chooses Officers NORTH LITTLE ROCK Ml — Mrs, Johnnie McClurc of Springdale has been re-elected president of the Women's Society of Christian Service for the North Arkansas Conference of the Methodist cuui'ch. Other officers, elected yeslerdny at the annual convention here, include Mrs. Ben DcVoll of Paragould, treasurer. Murry Rules Against Holding Two Offices LITTLE ROCK M'j—Ally. Oen. Ike Murry has ruled that a person may not serve as a probation offi- and a justice of the peace at I'KKMIUR niKS — Stephen Senanayake (above), 68-year-old premier of Ceyion, died. Ho suffered a .severe brain concussion in a fall from a horse in Colombo, Ceylon. <A1' Wlrepliotu) Convicts Take Up Collection For Tornado Aid TUCKER PRISON FARM—Convicts at the Arkansas penitentiary are taking up a collection for relief of tornado victims. Warden W. V. Lewis said yesterday that a few hours after the drive started, the prisoners had collected $25. He said the campaign began without official instructions, and added that prisoners often contributed to charity from their limited resources. State Non-Farm Employment Totals 299,800 LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas non-farm employment In February totaled MI9.800 persons, the Employment Security Division has reported. The number is 700 below that of January ami 3,700 below that of February, 1951. In Madrid, shops and business pt^.ci'- 1 ; rre closed between 1 and -i o'clock in the afternoon. Bureau Favors River Parkway WASHINGTON l.fi—The Federal Bureau of Public Roads favors the proposed Mississippi river parkway, which would pas* through 10 states, including Arkansas, Endorsement for (he 2,000-mile river road was given yesterday by Commissioner Thomas H.Mac- Donald in testimony before the House Public Works committee. The committee Is considering leg* islation to authorize the highway. The proposed road would parallel the river between Lake Itasca. Minn., and the Gulf of Mexico. the same time. The opinion yesterday went to County Judge Edward Robertson of Marianna, "TM Look"? Monthly "Nerves" Are Easy To See You, too, may not be able to hide that tired, X" nervous, jittery look each month no mailer how ' much "make-up" you use. Keep your secret safe during "those" days—don't be the one girl in three who allows Ihe strain from tell-tale nerves and cra/nps — has "that look".* T»kc Carrtui, a special medicine trusted by thou.snnds of women, ijirls to help insure against v "nerves" ami other signs of monthly misery, A / little Cardui each day helps build strengui so \ resistance may be growler each mo nth, nervousness and suffering less nnti less. Look more natural- feel and sleep better. Ask your dealer for Cardui. *,lfany tcientiitt ettttaate that at tome time during lift 1 o*t of €VtTV 3 women auBert from monthly <Jwrom/or( CARD IM Monthly Cramps • Change of Lff» Searcy Man Elected By food Locker Group LITTLE RQCK-R. G. Decner of Scnrcy has been elected president of the Arkansas Frozen Food Locker Association, succeeding L. O. Brown of Ft. smith. Yukon Growing Fast On Percentage Basis OTTAWA M>)_Tlic Yukon, strategically important and on its way hack to a new mining heyday, is Canada's fastest-growing area. On a percentage basis, the Yukon far outstripped any other area of Canada in growth of population between 1041 and 1951. It increased 8!i per cent from 4,914 to 9,095. Officials cite a number of reasons. The Alaska Highway has gone through in the last decade, putting the Yukon on n direct road link between Edmonton and Alaska. Whitcborse has become an important military base in joint Canadian-American plans to defend the North. The air force has a UTvse there. But the key to the Yukon's growth Is mining. In 1940, the total value of minerals produced in the Yukon was $1,700,000. in 1050 it was $8,000.000. First Fingerprint! Fingerprinting Is of ancient origin, first used in the East when the impression of his thumb was the monarch's sign-manual, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. 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