The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1949 · Page 10
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FACE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (AHK.J COURIER NEWS Barge Line Stock Increase Urged . Modernisation Cifed j As Reason Behind I Committee's Advice Tiy Gordon T)ro«n WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. M>) — A $7,000,000 Increase in capital stock of the Inland Waterways Corporation for the purpose of modernizing the Federal Barge Line is recommended by the Senate Commerce Committee. The recommendation Is In a report the committee has prepared to submit to the Senate next month. The committee also recommends: 1. That the present law be amended to permit the corporation to operate on the Tennessee and Cumberland Hivers and on Die Ohio from Its junction with the Tennessee to its junction with the Mississippi. 2, That the secretary of com- merce.be authorized to sell or lease the Federal Barge system as a whole or as two separate units— Mississippi Kiver unit and Warrior River unit—under certain restrictions. The committee heard testimony last summer on a hill which would have increased the corporation's capital stock from $15.000,000 to $33,000,0[>0. However, Secretary of Commerce Sawyer testified the barse line could be rehabilitated for $10.000.000. He urged that the line be modernized and then sold to private interests. The committee elimftlated from the bill the so-called Wherry Amendment which would have specified that the Federal Barge Line would not expand its bargeload traffic substantially where private lines are willing and able to handle the traffic. Self-Styled Santa Claus Finds Delivering His Gifts to be a Problem OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 23, <VJ*j- Dan Vinson, xvho Is playing Santa Clau* to 300,000 children this Christmas, has all the presents ready but It's going to take him n little longer than old Saint Nick to get them delivered. Vinson Ls sending git Is to children of prison inmates in the United States, Canada and Mexico. "There were rnix-nps in some prisons and we didn't get all the Information we needed and had to ask for it," Vinson -said. "Tills has thrown us .late, but we'll do our best to have the gifts to the children as soon as passible." Vinson and his staff arc working around the clock packaging and mailing the gifts. They started working 'in July making gifts for this Christmas. Materials for making gifts and toys are donated. Schools Profit From VA Ruling On G/'s Tuition WASHINGTON. Dec. 23. Ml—The Veterans Administration ruled today it has a right to pay higher college tuition for cx-GIs than the colleges are legally permitted to charge. The decision means millions of dollars for slate and city operated schools, which may be bnrrnl by st.ate law from charging tuition fees or are limited In the amount that can be charged. The General Accounting Office, "watchdog" on government spending, has challenged some VA tnillor. payments lo those schools, in one tret ease involving (he University of Wisconsin an estimated SI001) 000 to 58,000,000 in payments was at stake. The VA attributed I tic accounting office's action to it "mlsundeivitand- ine" of VA regulations concerning the tuition payments. VA has been paying the higher tuition fees to some .sellouts heean.se of the heavy cost of teaching great numbers of veterans. The Gl hill of rights also requires the veterans .dnn'nistrauir to pav tuition svlte- thcr or not the school is legally permitted lo charge It. VA E'lid. Primarily. VA said, the rclitig by Administrator Carl Gray holds the VA has the right (o pay so-called "mm resident" tuition rates for Gl students even though the veterans are residents of the slate In which they are going to school. That right has been challenged by Comptroller General Lindsay Warren, head of the General Accounting Office, in the University of Wisconsin case. VA has been paying higher "noli resident" fees for student veterans who are Wisconsin residents, Gray's decision. VA said, settles the matter becau.se lie Is charged under the Gl training bill wit!) determining what tuition shall be paid. NLRB R ( //c5 Printers' Union Violated T-H Law WASHINGTON, Dec. 23-M'i— The National Later Relations Board ruled yesterday that the AFI. International Typographical Union violated the Talt-Hartley Act by insisting on the closed shop in contract negotiations with 22 commercial print simps in Baltimore. The board's decision was unanimous, and affirmed conclusions reached earlier in a case hrmiRlu by the American Newspaper Publishers Association. The board now is trying to enforce its month-old ANPA decision in the u. S. circuit court of Appeals on complaint of the publishers lhat the Union still is insisting on closed shop hiring In ncgotiatons cvth newspapers. The Baltimore case was the first to be heard in the 28-monlh-old fight between the ITU and newspaper and commercial employers. U.S. Highway 61 Rerouted to Miss West Memphis WEST MEMPHIS. Ark., Dec, 23— iA't —The coniniet fur u new section of highway by-passing this Eastern Arkansas town will be let In late Jiimiary, A. K. Johnson, chief en- Uincer of the Stale Highway Department, announced yesterday. Construction or the proposed four-lane cutoff probalily will start in March, he said. West Memphis citizens protested plans for the cutoff when they were first revealed several months ago. ntit T. H. Grcon, secretary of the /West Memphis clumber of Commerce, said, "West Memphis now favors this by-pass." The cutoff -Aiil rxtcnd from Highway 70. near Hie west np- proach to the Memphis and Arkansas Bridge, northwest to Intersect Iflghwuy fil. just north of the business section of Marion. Grocu explained that the proposed widening of Highway Gl to four lanes was one of tlic reasons West Mcmphians no longer object to the by-pass British Visitors Bring Own Water on Trip to "Dry" New York City LONDON. Dec. 23. M'j — Add British exports to America: Water. Mindful of the drought In New York. lilackie Kronfeld and Tert Malone carried two hot water bottles full aboard their westbound pl.'tne yesterday. "We're taking It so we can shave." explained Matone. "We arrive there on 'dry Friday.'" New Yorkers were asked lo give up bathing and shaving last Friday because n Ions dry spell has reduced wntcrrcsen'cs to a dangerously low level. New York's Postal Sales Set New One-Day Record NEW YORK. Dec. 23. (AP) _ Christmas, 1940. has set a one-day postofficc mailing record in New York City. Postmaster Albert Goldman reported that receipts Wednesday totaled S1.005.a59, the flr.st time In the postoffice's history that one day's business has topped the million- dollar mark. Heretofore, the largest amount ever taken In on n Christmas season day wns $778,184 on Dec. 20 lost year. With the Courts Circuit: N. O, Nelson Company vs. M. D. Tullos, suit to collect SIM 84 on account. Murdock Acceptance Corporation vs. Roland II. Karr, replevin suit to recover pc^sexsion of car and collect $100 damages. The Planters Bank of Osceola vs. Mimeograph Machine May be Used to Print State Automobile Titles LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 33. <lT) — Revenue Commissioner Dean R. Morley said yesterday he may use a mimeograph machine to produce the new state automobile title registration certificates. "Mimeograph" Is the trade name of a machine which duplicates typewritten and other copy hy use of a stencil. Morley said several printing firm representatives had assured him a new type of Ink would make mimeograph copy suitable for his purpose. The State Auditor's Office has refused to issue a warrant for a mnltlgraph machine Morely ordered for printing forms. Deputy Auditor H. E. Frlduy said the machine is a printing device and the slate Constitution requires slale printing to be done under contract let to the lowest bidder. Michigan Governor Late For Christmas Party; Scolded with Placards MACON, Mich.. Dec. 23. (AP) governor O. Mcnnen Williams was ate Wednesday in arriving for a "hrlstmas party at Boysville, but tie didn't expect to be scolded for When the governor, Attorney General Stephen Roth and their ?arty got out of their car 13 smiling /outlis at the school for boys were lined up to greet them. Plaeecards they held were supposed to spell out: "H-E-L-L-O G-O-V-E-n-N-O-R." But the boy with one of the "O" :ards had drifted out of place, possibly with mischievous malice. Anyway, the greeting to the latecomer came out: "O-!fELL, GOVERNOR." Obliging Texans to Send Water Laden Truck to Thirsty New Yorkers AUSTIN. Tex.. Dec. 23—Wj-Help Is coming, you poor dry Texans in New York. Your fellow Ixjne Star starters are sending you a whole truck load of pure Texas lake water, on account of your c ] rQU (h, you know. The project was hatched by the Highland Lakes News, a weekly newspaper lhat plugs hunting, fishing and loafing on the Texas Colorado River lakes. The News said that the water Is intended for Texans "perishing in the big city with hardly a drop to drink." Wick Fowler, one of the editors, said the exact date of departure of the porcelain-lined tank truck will be set next week. Father and Son Hurt In Automobile Accident SHERIDAN, Ark.. Dec. 23. f/T)—A Vicksburg. Miss., U.S. Engineers em- ploye and his seven year old son were Injured in a three way truck- car collision near here yesterday. Count G. Evans, 35. suffered scalp injuries, and his son. Count. Jr head Injuries. They were taken to Arkansas Baptist Hospital In Little Rock. Investigating officers said Evans' car and a gasoline tank truck collided on a bridge, after the truck and another car had collided. The other two drivers were not injured. Approximately 300,000 square feet of green-tinted, h e a t absorbing glass windows are planned for the permanent Secretariat Building of the United Nations in New York. Plane Crash Survivor Able to Leave Hospital WASHINGTON. Dec. 23-Wj— The Bolivian pilot of a p-38 fighter Plane that colidcd with an Eastern Airlines passenger plane causing 55 deaths was discharged from the hospital yesterday. Erick Rios Bridoux, the 28-year- old pilot, has been in Alexandria, Va., Hospital since Nov. 1, the day of the crash- The lone survivor suffered pneumonia, three broken ribs, a broken back, multiple cuts and bruises and broken teeth. Hospital attendants said he has made an amazing recovery and Is now able to walk without crutches, although his back is in a body cast. Austria has an area of 32,360 square miles and a population of about 7,000.000. It is somewhat larger than the state of Maine. Blytheville Willys Sales Company et al. suit to collect $645 on note. None of us is so young thai we cannot understand the V beautiful meaning of Christmas and none of us so old f and worldly that we cannot be reminded of the first message of Christmas, "Peace on Earth Good Will Towaid Men". For we all come to realize that the good things in life emmanate from the desire to serve our fellow man. It is in this spirit that we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Allen Petroleum Co. MARKETERS OF SHELL PRODUCTS Phone 2005 Blythevillc FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1949 Employee That Missed Packing Plant Explosion Fatally Burned at Home SIOUX' CITY. la.. Dec. 23. (AP) — A woman who missed work al the Swift Packing plant on the day of last week's blast died early yesterday of burns suffered In a trailer liome fire which also took the life of her husband. The victims were Chester Atwood, 40. and his wife Vivian, 34. They died at a hospital a few hours after an explosion which destroyed their trailer home. Assistant Fire Chief Clarence Chappele salrt a gasoline pressure cooking stove blew up. Mrs. Atwood worked at the Swift Plant here. She was at home with her ill husband last Wednesday, however, when an explosion at the plant took 20 lives and injured nearly 100 persons. Dewey Reiterates He Won't Run in 1952 Campaign PORTLAND, O:e., Flee. 23— IIP)— A letter written by Gov. Thomas K. Dewey indicated yesterday the New Yorker will not seek the presidency The 1948 Republican candidate for the White Mouse wrote his question becai^;c of rumors Dewey might make a third try for the office. Dewey's reply said: "Nothing has occurred or will or can occur to change what I said the day after election last year. Robber Reverses Usual Get-Away Procedure MEMPHIS, Tcnn., Dec. 23. <AP) — Usually a robber leave.} the scene of a holdup, leavhi" his victim standing there. But it was different al Reuben Fiicners Grocery store Wednesday Inisht. * I Pricner told police a robber look | j $600 from him, then made nim get I 1 Into his own car and drive off. The ; 1 bund it just stood tlicrc* in front r the .store, gun in one hum]—ar ! Frlener complained, money in 1 ' other. . "Nothing could a7Lre~m7w~Tr~in i the future that would lead me to ! be a nominee of our partv in 1952 I My decision on this'matter is a's certain ;md final as death and the sUg K crins New Deal taxes " Expansion Plans of R Ufa l Phone Service Approved LITTLE HOCK. Dec. 2!i_ m •Hie Arkansas Public Service Commission has given Its blessing to the fust effort to Improve rural telephone service in the state with federal financial ajd. The commission Wednesday approved building and expansion plnns of the Public .Service Corp and allocated territory lo the firm. The- corporation seeks to borrow SJIH.OOO from the Rural Klcetrl- ficution Administration to modernize and expand service in the Tuck- eriuan - Swiflon - Alicia area. The loan, if obtained, would bo repaid in 35 years at two per cent' interest- ^ ** * ft* ' t \ X. > i-y t J s ' i V %v ' f ' < i ^v~ >& » / ( , V> ™ fc ' . A - i 1 * / ' t f ' " >i** /- .;» r 1 - •# l " * . '' v A. v, To everyone whom we ore privileged lo caff "friend and neighbor" go our jiear/felf ex- pressions o( (he Season's joyous senlimenh. MOULTRiE - COURT

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