The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 2, 1949 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 2, 1949
Page 12
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PAGE TWELVE (AKh.) CUUKIKK NUWb FJUDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1949 Fire Destroys Quarter-Block Of Buildings, Including Hotel; Loss Is Estimated at $1 Million SAPULPA, Okla., Dec. 9. (/!>)—A rapidly-spreading fire destroyed » quarter of a block of business buildings early today, nmong tliem the four-story Uorralne Hotel, causing an estimated Jl.OOO.OQO loss. There were no known deaths among the 63 persons registered at the hotel, and only one man was injured. But Fire Chief Bill Collyer said some guests might have been tramped in the top floors. A night clerk spread the alarm by telephone to some rooms, sent a bell boy knocking at other doors. The guests, hastily-dressed or in night clothes, fled from the smoking structure through exits and over rooftops, Some Jumped, 'The clerk, J. C. Naphye, said the the guest register was lost in the flames. Firemen said only R thorough search of the ruins would determine if anyone perished. Debris was still burning (his morning. The prospect was it- would be several hours before the ruins would cool enough to be searched. Firemen from Bristow, 24 miles to the west, and from Tutsa and Sand Springs, 16 miles northeast, helped the local deparlment all night in fighting the [lames. Persons on the scene early snid the fire apparently started coffee shop adjoining the hotel, then Jumped quickly to adjacent buildings. One giiest H. A. Baker, 3B, of Kansas City, suffered a broken leg In R leap from this third-floor room to a mattress he tossed down before. He was the only person hospitalized. J. C. Nayphe, the night clerk, snid 53 persons were registered in the 70-room hotel. The guest register was last in the (ire, he told police. Sapulpa Fire Chief Dill Collyer said there was a possibility a Jew guests may have been trapped on the hotel's upper floors, Rumors flew through the crowd watching (he fire Unit 13 guests were unaccounted for. Paphyc, however, said he believed no one was left In the building. Baker said the smoke was so heavy he was unable to find the sfairs. "I tried to put on my clothes and the smoke blinded me," he said "f took my suitcase, broke out a window and threw my mattress down to the street and jumped. "I looked back up. I saw a man on the fourih floor, fmoke boiling up all around him. Then he seemed to fall ' • ' ' " : " again." The first alarm came in about 1:30 a.m., Collyer said, and two hours later Ihc hotel and surrounding buildings were raging infernos Among the businesses In the section were an auto agency, from which several new cars wore saved, a grocery, a home appliance store and a fish market. A crowd of about 1.500 was warned to keep away from collapsing walls which spewed bricks in all directions. Foremen used water pressure to knock down the hotel front, left standing after the resl of it was in ruins. Power and telephone service were disrupted briefly in nearby residential districts. 17 Blyrheville Business Firms Assist In Distributive Education Project Seventeen Blytheville firms are* providing part-time employment for 20 Blylheville High School Juniors and seniors under the Distributive Education and Diversified Occupations program at the High School. D. a. Elliott, coordinator, snid today. ivfr. Elliott said that 20 more students would be available for the training soon, under whicli system the students do actual on-the-job work, and the experience Is supplemented by academic and technically related courses in the classroom to help the student adjust to the job. The coordinator pointed out that the program, which depends to a large extent on local business firms to provide the employment, Is at the same time offering the community a source for better trained employees. , The first included In the program now are: Arkansas-Missouri Power Company, Atkins Machine Shop, Firestone Store, Missco Implement Company, J. C. Penney Company. S. H. Kress and Company, Blytheville Courier News, Jim Brnwn Store, Kubbnrd Hardware. Heinemann's Department Store. Motor Siippr Company, Blytheville Motor Company, Liberty Cash Grocery, Phillips Motor Company, May's Super Market, J. I,. Nabers Grocery, and French's Market. • Mr. Elliott Indicated that firms Tvishing to participate in the program should contact him at the High School. COTTON Organization of Health Councils : or Arkansas Counties Discussed Approximately 200 persons repre- .cnting various county and stale Drgnnlzatlons met yesterday in Litle Rock In connection with the organization of county health councils. delegates from Mississippi Coun- .y were Mrs. Annabel Fill, North Mississippi County health nurse, and W. O. Stinnett, supervisor of he malaria control division of the State Health Department from this county. The State council was organized n June of 1043 in order that health ervircs would have the largest vol- mie (or the minimum of lime and noncy. Speaking to the delegates was Dr. 3on A. Doogaloo, representing the Minnesota Health Department, who pointed out that the councils were irpanlzed to discover problems and timulate and develop public health In regard to the county cr.unrljs... which have been proposed, ft' was pointed out that a minimum staff votild require one nurse for ever> i,000 population, a sanitarian for •ach 15.000; a health officer for each 50.000; one clerk for 15,000 and would cost about $1.50 per capita. Roy Uetd, health educator for the State Health Department, pointed out that maternal care, sanitation service, communicable disease control. laboratory work, vital statistics service and public health education should be included In an adequate health program. Other speakers at the meeting Included Dr. E. J. Easlcy. representing the Pulaski County Medical Society, who presented a paper on preventatlve and curative medicines. pointing out that voluntary Insurance was helpful In that it showed that people were health conscious. An instructor of science and technology at Ihc University of Arkansas pointed out to the representatives before the councils co 1 id be organized, every civic, religious, and service organization nuist be Interested, and be acquainted with the program and that all be coordinated prior to a survey or Inventory of the present health service available. If councils were to get results and move past the crawling stage. which was not intended when the RFC was created as a depression agency, and later used to encourage war-time production." Mr. Fulbrlght said that a recent loan authorization to a manufacturer planning a new low-cost automobile was beyond the Intention of the RFC operations. He termed the authorization "a mistake of Judgment." Dealing only briefly with the matter of taxation, Senator Ful- brlght Indicated there is little hope (or early relief and little sentiment In Congress for an Increase in taxes. He suggested that the federal government must decrease expenditures if the budget Is to be balanced, and at the same time pointed to the difficulty encountered when steps are taken to curUiil spending of tax funds. "But, we should balance the budget." he said. rands I.ii >or» Club I'rojcct Dealing with International affairs, the speaker said that there no longer call be division between the foreign and domestic problems. With 80 per cent of the national budget allocated to paying for wars and to prevent future conflicts, foreign affairs become local affairs for Americans, «nd this nation cannot return to a policy of Isolation. Senator Fulbright touched briefly on trends In Arkansas and called attention to gains In per capita Income In recent years and tlie In- Osceola invites Arkansas Governor To Lead Christmas Parade Tuesday Continued from Page 1 whole Is 1,921.403 acres, th state production and marketing ad ministration office has announcei The total was broken down int< county quotas. In turn, PMA wil assign maximum acreage to indiv idual growers. The 1950 allotment under th government's crop control systei is considerably under the acreag given to cotton this year. It is estimated [hat the 1949 cotton crop was grown on 2,384,000 acres. Based on the ten-year average of 334 pounds an acre, a 1950 crop of about i,283,4U8 bales may be expected. Ally farmer who plants more (ban his alioted acreage In any crop controlled by government is clr«~s- ed as a "non-ruoperalor" and is ineligible to receive price .sup|jorts for that crop. Allotments by counties include: Oraighead 84,052 acres; Crillcn- dcn 110,500; Garland 311; Greene 43,405; Hempstead I7.-H2; Jefferson 80.838; Miller 22.885; Mississippi 228,607; Ouachlta 0,578; Phillips 83.181; Pulaski 31, 265; St. Francis 80.345; Sebastian 2,109; Union G.041. Tile Retail Merchants CommitleeJ of (he Osceola Chamber of Commerce, today announced that Governor Sidney McMuth has been invited to load Osreoln's second an- inal torchlight Christinas parade Dec. 8. The invitation was sent to Governor McMatli by the Osccola Chamber of Commerce earlier this week but as of today no answer has been received, it was announced. To dale a total of 37 floats and bands have been entered in the parade which is expected to extend for more than a mile and draw a crowd of an estimated 10,000. Floats and bands entered in the parade will vie for a total of $555 anil six trophies lo be awarded by Osceola merchants to winners in each division. Bands from nine Eastern Arkansas High Schools, including the O.s- ceola High School band which will be host to the band division, have been entered in the parade thus far, the announcement .said. Nine towns have also entered contestants in tlie "Miss Merry Christmas" contest which will bo the, highlight of the event. Included in this number are girls from Osccola, Piggott, Marion, West Memphis, Keiscr, Jonesboro. Paragould, Leachvllle and Blytheville. crease In the state's tolal wealth within the pasl decade. He complimented the Luxora Rotary Club for having organized a student loan fund to assist worthy boys and girls to obtain a college education. A. F. Barham, program chair man for the Luxora club Introduced Senator Fulbrlght, and the club president, John Thwcatt, presided over the dinner meeting. FALSTAF WINS! famous for ffanium Quality ibr3 Generations...NOVY... LARGEST SELLIHG POPULAR-PRICED BEER ,-'• ' C6tr. n. touts * OMAHA • wtw out!AN* PREMIUM QUALITY BEER Farmers Attend Demonstration Of New Tractors Approximately 2~iO farmers were . on hand at the Jack Robinson Implement C'ompnny on Main Street yc.sterday to nttf-ml a session on operation of trac'.ons. Two representatives of South- In nd Tr Lie tor Company, Ferguson di.stnbu(or.s in Memphis, were present to demonstrate the 1950 model of the tractor. Tsvo films, OUR on soil conservation and the other on the operation of the Feryu.son system, were shown during the aftcrncon. The farmers also saw Held demonstrations of the tractor and received refre.shmcjiLi durini; day. Condemned h/egro Gets toy of Execution Two Drivers Penalized One man was fined $35 and costs and another forfeited a 545,25 casli bond in Municipal Court this morning on separate charges of driving ?:hHe under the Influence of liquor. Fined was James McKnight who entered a plea of guilty to the charge and_ forfeiting bond was Albert Fowler. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Friday & Saturday "ROARING WESTWARD" with .Ummy Wakcly Cnrloou A: Serial Rotar/ans See Film On Bikini Atom Test "Operation Crossroads," a Him on the Bik'ni atomic bomb test, was iho-i'M members of the Bly-tlicvlllc Rotary Club yesterday when the group mot at Hotel Noble. Guests at the meeting included C. W. Afflick, Jr.. J. C. Kimilng- liam and Onard Upton, nil of Stecle; and Allen Bush, Tom Miller, W. M. Jontz. J. R. Burkhart, C. TJ. G.sblirn, Don Welch, H. r. Hcnkcr and John Hill. NEW ttoi Opens tt'rcU Days 1:00 p,ra .Matinee Saturday A-. Sundays Mat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cmil. Sliouii nA n n (I n Arts Manila, Ark. Friday "RIDERS OF THE SKY' with Gene Autry Universal Short Serial: "Wild Hill Hickok" Chap. Saturday Owl Show "INVISIBLE MAN" wilh Claude Raines Cartoon SundaV, Monday & Tuesday n r r.-on,o^ My ' Friend i. OIATU DOW LUND- LYNN -OtFORE - MARIE WILSON ,,v. Warner News Si Cartoon Saturday "SAGA OF DEATH VALLEY" with Hoy Rogers Serial: "Glmsl of 7urro," Chip. Fox Cnrtoon Snlurdny Owl Show "BLONDIE HITS THE JACKPOT" with Arthur Lake anil 1'cnn.v Sinclrlnn Comedy rius Z-r Sunday & Monday "WHITE HEAT" Tvitli James CA&IICJ In one of the niiMamling m of the scar, Also Shorts FULBRIGHT Continued from Page 1 i in this country will be able to work out a voluntary health program which will serve the country better than it could be iV-rvcd , through the program offered in i tiie form of recommended legislation. Dealing with his own measure to bring about the repeal of feci- Malthcw Ezcll, Osccola Negro, j eral tuxes on oleomargarine. Scn- ho was sentenced to die in the I ator Frilbright said that he exepets cctric chair on a first degree nuir- j to be able io get the measure up IT charge at. the October term of for a vote next year and that fav- ississippl County Circuit Court in sceoln, has been granted a stay of xecllCion by the Arkansas Supreme onrt, his Attorney, Ralph Wilson Osceuta, said today. E/ell was granted the .slay pend- K further hearing by the Supreme onrt. He was convicted of the utdcr of Earncsline Harris, ninc- ear-oid Osceola Negro girl, lust pring. orable action is" anticipated. MORE MORE MORE prh -l.-aca Critical of HFC Volley Senator Kulbright voiced criticism of the board of control for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in recent months in approving large loans to manufacturers and suggested that this might be n "backhanded route tor putting the government into business in a way HIS personalized gift ensemble "MR. BEAU BRUMMELL".. 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