The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1949 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 19, 1949
Page 16
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PAGK S1XTK&N Australia's New Cabinet Sworn Prob« of Government Agencies Is First Operation Scheduled s CANBERRA .Australia, Dec. 19. M>j—Australia's anti-Socialist coalition took over (he reins of government today, leading off Ki'tli a jnakeup of public service departments whose personnel has quadrupled since the beginning of the war. Premier Robert Gordon Menzies, «<vorn In with his cabinet this morn- Ing, told his ministers to make a thorough probe of their departments • with a view to cutting down the overhead. Health Minister sir Earte Page indicated tonight that one of the new regime's first acts of legislation win be lo implement the government's national health scheme. Page said he will call a conference of doctors, dentists and nurses early next month lo iron out the existing deadlock among professional bodies. Menzies, Dame Enid Lyons, first woman minister in the commonwealth's history and n other cabinet ministers were sworn in today by governor-General William .1. Mc- Kcll, representing King George VI. Dame Enid, widow of former Prime Minister Joseph A. Lyons and first woman member of the House of Representatives, became vice president of the Executive Council. Other Liberals Sworn In Known throughout Australia as a public speaker, broadcaster p.nd champion of women's rights, she will preside at council meetings when Menzies is absent. Sworn in with Menzies were 13 members of his own liberal party and five members of the Country Party. They had campaigned successfully on the same anti-Scci,i!Jst platform against the labor parly which had controlled the government since 1941. Arthur William Fadden, leader of the Country Party nm( a former prime minister, was sworn in as deputy prime minister and treasurer, next to Menv.ies in rank. Fndden's party won 20, perhaps. 21, scats in the House of Representatives: Menzies 1 liberals captured 53. perhaps 54 seats, to labor's 47. Final returns are still incomplete. Obituaries Sunday Sightseers Jam Traffic 6n Fifth Avenue NEW YORK. Dec. 19. Iff,— Autos carrying Sunday sightseers to the Rockefeller Center tree and Christmas display created a 31-bloek traffic jam on Fifth Avenue last evening. The jam extended from 4lst to 72nd Street between 5 and, :o p.m. A fire engine wns trapped in tlic jam while responding to an alarm for an automobile fire In central Park. The blaze, which did.liltle damage, was extinguished quickly by other firemen. I Cooter Planter, School Board President, Dies Albert R. Beckham, planter and Bin operator o( Cooter, Mo'., died this morning in Methodist Hospital, Memphis .where he was taken Saturday, A large Innd owner, and opecalor of Fanners' Gin in Cooler, Mr. Beckham was president ol the school board there, nn officer in the Lions Club, member of (lie Odd Fellows Lodge and a veteran of World War I. He was a native ol Mississippi but had lived in Cooler for approximately 30 years. Sunlvor.s include his wife, Mrs. Liiura Beckham; a daughter, Mrs. Louise. Burton, of Cooter; and a sister. Mrs. Thetmn rulllam of Mcm- Fiincriil arrangement.': are incomplete. German Funeral Home of Steele is in charge. Willis Grace Funeral Conducted in Missouri Funeral services for Willis Gntce. IT, were conducted Friday at ihe Assembly of God Church at Clarkton. Mo., by the Rev. Harold Wood- vnff, pa.sU-, and burial followed at (he Parma, ,Mo., Cemetery. Mrs. Grace tiled Thursday at the BlyihevilLe Hospital, after an illness of several days. He was In Blytheville visiting a niece, Mrs. Paul Jobe, when he became ill. He was taken to the hospital on Dec. 10. after arriving here Ihe day before. The retired farmer was born near, Mo., but limi lived for the past several years at clarkton. He was a member of Woodmen of the World. He Is survived by a son, u K. Grace of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Cairl Grace of Flint, Mirh., anil Charles Grace of Phoenix, Ariz., and a half sister, Mrs. Mary Elder of Enid. Okla. His son, and brother, Cnirl Grace, and a niece. Mrs. Marvin Hopkins, and Mr. Hopkins, of Detroit. Mich., arrived in Blytheville last Tuesday to be with Mr. Grace. They returned Lo their homes on Saturday. The Laiidcss Funeral Home of Campbell, Mo., was in charge of arrangements. 19,, 1949 Livestock —Courier News photos SANTA'S nKLl'KKS—Members ol the Biythcvillc High School Home Economics Department and Futuri Farmers of America are shown here repairing toys solicited by the Bly theville Kiwanis Club and Jmiibi Chamber of Commerce for the annual underprivileged children's ChVislmas Party Friday morning In the upper photo Home KC girls (left to right) Dixie Button, Sue Stafford Donna Sue Gore ami Virginia Jones are outfitting dolls with new dresses in preparation for the big party, in the lower photo. FFA boys, Pat Smothcrmon defti and Bobby McFarland are working over a kiddie j car that will be given to some boy I under the Jaycecs' and Kiwanis' Christmas tree. The party will be held at Jaycee club house on North Second Street Friday at 9 a.m. To add to the gifts, theater parties with candy and fruit as admission prices" will be held at the Mox Theater at ,0 am. Thursday and at the Bitz Theater at 10 a m Pri- dny. Mrs. Willie Bennett Dies; \ •" Funeral to Be Tomorrow NATIONAL STOCKVA/IDS, III Dec. 10. WV-<OSDA>—HOBS 13.000; narket all classes 25 io 50 higher than Friday; good an choice 170220 Ibs 1G.25-50; top 16.50; 2:10-251) bs 15.75-10.25; 2GO-300 Ibs 15.00-50150-170 Ibs 15.15-1(1.25; IIO-MO Ibs H.7S-15.51); snws 400 Ibs down largi-- ly 13.25-75: over 400 Ibs 11.00-12.15 Cattle -1000; calves 1100; steers :i,) Motorist Fined $50 Marion Lewis was lined {50 and costs In Municipal Court this morn- ing on his plea of guilty to a charge of driving while under the Influence of liquor. A XMAS PRESENT FREE FROM BURNETT AUTO SALES i&J^fc '•*^^B?* i '*%i£& A Beautiful 17 Jewel BULOVA WATCH with «ocli USED CAR! Today thru Dec. 24 Now is your opportunity (u gel a famoua Uran-DependahJe" Used Cur from Burnett's and get a beautiful watch for Christmas absolutely free! Choose either a lady's or man's watch. Our lot is located at 138 E. Main at the corner of Krankiin. Come down soon or call -037 for a representative. But hurry! BURNETT AUTO SALES 138 East Main Blytheville Funeral services for Mis. Willie Lavanab Bennett, 55, of Blylheville. will be conducted at 2:30 "p.m. tomorrow at the Cobb Funeral Home Chnpel by the Rev. Guy McGee pastor or Hie Manila Baptist church Burial will be in Elmwnod Cemet steers 24.00-27.00; medium to low i good 20.50-2:(.50; common and me- dinm cows l:i.50-15.00; caimcrs anil cutters 10.50-13.50. ^ - -•• *'v...,,_n_,.y. Ufl Ul Mrs. Bennett died Saturday night Mrs. J. B.. Bob and Tommy Bennett, ol Blylhmlle; IAVO brothers, Alton Barber of Dell and .lames R. Barber of Ripley. Miss.; two sister; at Walls Hospitnl following a short Illness. -Born in Mississippi. Mrs. Benne-K moved to Blytheville with her family in l<j:j(i and had resided here ever since. She was a member of the Dell Baptist Church. Survivors include: three sons, C. ami Mrs. Westmoreland ol Del T. s. Whaley of pott . Camu, Miss.; and lour grandchild ren. / Pallbearers will he Ed Hardh Doyle Houston, Newt Short, o. Hoger*. Curtis Downs. E. U'. Ni land, II. fi. Crawford', and Aaro Peterson. "Mm. F. will «wA- nn n\ir Chrulmo.f ihilh j or the poor. A T.ililli iiwi/,s m? Iff /m Mime of lln ir apples. 1 ficijic d "Daughter Mart/ Ann makes lilnns /or n fotitial dunce. Ki£ cc.cnl." "I'.il. myl,,:J>ait<l. iri7/£cf n '"''•' '"'i I'O'ii llirdli/. Saves nn a luiil at the htu stop!" of line in the home of Mrs. Ida b'iaml ..„ .he o,, (s kir,s of Okln| 1( ,ma Ci,v A,, B rig i in iiic mi<u!i ° ""Hi,; toloplione is a TUG help to nic- * ""sain," she says. "And the tim 0 a ,,,l steps il saves!" Nfrs. Bianchi prove J thai by Wnin* 1 • T I' M ' S ' B '- lncIli ' °" r tlutiks for lior hack of all Gills, in anilonL for five dws 0 i W °" is " We arc doi "S °»r best to She w» nirpriscd to scr how m ^, v "'r, /T tcle l? llo "« ^mce a real bar- rt-ore were ... anc ] llow ) lt( ] e "w. ^ « ' l«la}-and to keep it growing ;„ T-* • calll } sl ~ ^'I'le e>cjy year! Southwestern Jk-U 1 clpjilione Co. g3 Wool elm givet so much lor so tittle f OUR COMPLETE STOCK OF Famous, Nationally-Advertised WALTHAM WATCHES NOW O OFF ALL DURING THIS WEEK! Anil thai means you have (he )iorfcc( opportunity 1» choose a really nice Christmas, gifl nl a tremendous saving. On a regular S33.50 watch you save §10.00. . .on a SfilUO model ymi save Sis" and on a SI35 \Valfham von save S35! \ll are beautiful 17 or 21 jewel watches—both men's and Indies' models, of course. Hut remember . . . this offer lasts this week only so buy for Christmas or for yourself, now! "' HURRY DOWN SOON TO PAT O'BRYANT JEWELER Main & Second

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